Investors Getting Picky When It Comes To Buying Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) does about 2.47M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1897307 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 59.00B USD. Its current market price is $167.47, marking a decrease of -1.92% compared to the previous close of $170.74. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $221.11 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $112.82.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) has a 20-day trading average at $172.79 and the current price is -24.26% off the 52-week high compared with 48.44% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $177.00 and its 200-day simple moving average is $167.96. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.52%, which decreases to 2.34% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 35.09 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $205.76, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 18.61% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on January 31, 2024 when TD Cowen reiterated the stock to “Outperform” and issued a price target of between $168 and $170. Wells Fargo upgraded its price target at $159-$169.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) stock is down -3.46% over the week and -3.71% over the past month. Its price is 12.88% year-to-date and 47.76% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 18.61 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 16.26% and return on equity of 31.69%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 8.37 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 10.13. The beta has a value of 1.39. Price to book ratio is 2.59 and price to sales ratio is 0.40.