Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+4.90 (+2.80%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.12 million shs
Average Volume
2.74 million shs
Market Capitalization
$63.30 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Marathon Petroleum MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.71 Rating Score
6.2% Upside
$190.77 Price Target
Short Interest
1.91% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of Marathon Petroleum in the last 14 days
Based on 25 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$170,350 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $19.53 to $16.78 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.83 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

69th out of 245 stocks

Petroleum Refining Industry

7th out of 17 stocks

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About Marathon Petroleum Stock (NYSE:MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leading energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, with a strong presence in the United States refining, marketing, and transportation of petroleum products. The company's operations are widespread, with 16 refineries in the US and a marketing network consisting of over 7,000 retail locations.

Marathon Petroleum is committed to providing high-quality fuel to consumers across the US, and the company has invested heavily in its refining capabilities over the years. The company's refining operations have a capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day. The company is focused on delivering a diversified slate of crude oils to its refineries to optimize its margins. Marathon Petroleum's refineries are strategically located near major pipelines, rail lines, and waterways to ensure efficient transport of crude oil to its refineries and the distribution of refined products to its customers.

In addition to its refining operations, Marathon Petroleum operates a vast network of retail locations nationwide. The company's retail segment includes its Speedway brand, one of the largest convenience store chains in the US, with more than 4,000 locations in 30 states. The company's retail network includes over 1,000 Arco-branded locations in California, Oregon, and Washington. The retail segment accounts for a significant portion of Marathon Petroleum's revenues, and the company is committed to delivering high-quality fuel and convenience to its customers.

Marathon Petroleum's leadership team is comprised of experienced professionals with backgrounds in finance, operations, and marketing. The company's executive team includes Michael Hennigan, the president and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon Petroleum. Mr. Hennigan has over thirty years in the industry, starting his career with Sunoco in 1981. 

Marathon Petroleum's financial performance has been strong over the past few years, with the company reporting revenue and net income increasing yearly for the past several years. The company's profit margins have remained strong, with a gross profit margin of around 14%. Marathon Petroleum's strong financial performance is partly due to its diversified business model, which includes refining and retail operations.

Marathon Petroleum has a significant amount of debt on its balance sheet. However, the company maintains substantial enough assets to cover the debt burden. Additionally, the company has undergone significant changes in ownership over the past few years, including the spinoff of its midstream business into a separate company in 2020. Investors responded negatively to this information, and in Q1 of 2020, Marathon Petroleum's stock dropped from $59 to $18 per share, which has since rebounded to over $100 per share. Marathon Petroleum's significant debt levels and ownership changes may impact the company's financial flexibility in the future.

Regarding valuation metrics, Marathon Petroleum's price-to-earnings ratio is lower than the industry average. Additionally, Marathon Petroleum's price-to-book ratio is lower than industry averages, indicating that the company is trading at a discount compared to its peers.

Marathon Petroleum's stock has experienced significant volatility over the past few years. The company's stock performance is closely tied to the price of oil and demand for refined products, and the volatility in oil prices significantly impacts Marathon Petroleum's stock price.

Marathon Petroleum operates in a highly competitive industry, facing competition from domestic and international players. The company's competitors include other refining companies such as Valero Energy Corp. and Phillips 66 and integrated oil and gas companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. Additionally, Marathon Petroleum's retail operations face competition from other convenience store chains such as 7-Eleven and Circle K.

The refining industry has faced increased regulatory and political scrutiny in recent years, with a focus on environmental concerns and the shift toward renewable energy sources. Marathon Petroleum has implemented various measures to reduce its ecological footprint, including investments in renewable diesel and biofuels, and the company is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. However, increased regulatory pressure and the shift towards renewable energy sources may impact Marathon Petroleum's operations and financial performance in the future.

Marathon Petroleum has identified several growth opportunities in the coming years, including investments in renewable diesel and biofuels and expanding its retail network. The company is also exploring opportunities in new markets, including the potential acquisition of a refinery in California. Additionally, the company is focused on optimizing its refining operations and improving its operational efficiency to drive profitability.

Despite these growth opportunities, Marathon Petroleum faces several risks and challenges. The company's significant debt levels and ownership changes may impact its financial flexibility, and the volatility in oil prices may impact its profitability. Additionally, increased regulatory and political scrutiny of the refining industry may affect Marathon Petroleum's operations and financial performance in the future.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Petroleum refining
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
14 Analysts


Net Income
$9.68 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$150.31 billion
Cash Flow
$35.37 per share
Book Value
$82.90 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$63.30 billion

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MPC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Marathon Petroleum stock right now?

14 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Marathon Petroleum in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MPC shares.
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What is Marathon Petroleum's stock price target for 2024?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Marathon Petroleum's shares. Their MPC share price targets range from $152.00 to $230.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $190.77 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have MPC shares performed in 2024?

Marathon Petroleum's stock was trading at $148.36 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MPC shares have increased by 21.1% and is now trading at $179.67.
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When is Marathon Petroleum's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 6th 2024.
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How were Marathon Petroleum's earnings last quarter?

Marathon Petroleum Co. (NYSE:MPC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The oil and gas company reported $2.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.53 by $0.25. The oil and gas company earned $32.71 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.07 billion. Marathon Petroleum had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.87% and a net margin of 5.32%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $6.09 EPS.
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How often does Marathon Petroleum pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marathon Petroleum?

Marathon Petroleum announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be given a dividend of $0.825 per share on Monday, June 10th. This represents a $3.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 15th.
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Is Marathon Petroleum a good dividend stock?

Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) pays an annual dividend of $3.30 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.91%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 16.48%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MPC will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.67% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Marathon Petroleum's stock buyback program work?

Marathon Petroleum declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, April 30th 2024, which authorizes the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 7.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What is Michael J. Hennigan's approval rating as Marathon Petroleum's CEO?

59 employees have rated Marathon Petroleum Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Hennigan on Glassdoor.com. Michael J. Hennigan has an approval rating of 60% among the company's employees. This puts Michael J. Hennigan in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Marathon Petroleum own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Marathon Petroleum investors own include AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Valero Energy (VLO), General Electric (GE), Pfizer (PFE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Chevron (CVX) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

Who are Marathon Petroleum's major shareholders?

Marathon Petroleum's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.96%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.33%), Raymond James & Associates (1.16%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.87%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.67%) and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.59%). Insiders that own company stock include Carl Kristopher Hagedorn, Charles E Bunch, Gregory Scott Floerke, Kim KW Rucker, Michael J Hennigan, Raymond L Brooks, Shawn M Lyon, Suzanne Gagle and Timothy J Aydt.
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How do I buy shares of Marathon Petroleum?

Shares of MPC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Marathon Petroleum have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Marathon Petroleum: 631 South Main Street Development LLC, Andeavor, Andeavor Field Services LLC, Andeavor Gathering I LLC, Andeavor LLC, Andeavor Logistics CD LLC, Andeavor Logistics GP LLC, Andeavor Logistics LP, Andeavor Logistics Rio Pipeline LLC, Andeavor MPL Holdings LLC, Andeavor Midstream Partners GP LLC, Andeavor Midstream Partners LP, Andeavor Midstream Partners Operating LLC, Andeavor Rio Holdings LLC, Andeavor Servicios de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Ascarate Group LLC, Ascension Pipeline Company LLC, Asphalt Terminals LLC, BANGL LLC, BANGL Operating LLC, BEH Holding LLC, Bakken Pipeline Investments LLC, Blanchard Holdings Company LLC, Blanchard Pipe Line Company LLC, Blanchard Refining Company LLC, Blanchard Terminal Company LLC, Buckeye Assurance Corporation, Buffalo Terminal LLC, CISPRI Services LLC, Canton Refining Logistics LLC, Capline Pipeline Company LLC, Carson Cogeneration LLC, Catlettsburg Refining LLC, Catlettsburg Refining Logistics LLC, Centennial Pipeline LLC, Centrahoma Processing LLC, Central de Hidrocarburos Limpios S. de R.L. de C.V., Cincinnati BioRefining Corp., Cincinnati Renewable Fuels LLC, Ciniza Production Company, Combustibles Playa Rosarito S.A. de C.V., Corn Oil and Renewable Energy LLC, Crowley Blue Water Partners LLC, Crowley Coastal Partners LLC, Crowley Ocean Partners LLC, Crowley Tanker Charters III LLC, Crowley Tankers II LLC, Crowley Tankers IV LLC, Crowley Tankers V LLC, Dakota Access Holdings LLC, Dakota Access LLC, Dakota Access Truck Terminals LLC, Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, Delaware Basin Residue LLC, Delek W2W LLC, Detroit Refining Logistics LLC, Dial Oil Co. LLC, EO Resources LLC, ETCO Holdings LLC, Eastern Gulf Crude Access LLC, Enchi Corporation, Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company LLC, Enstor Waha Storage and Transportation L.P., Explorer Pipeline Company, Felda Iffco, Galveston Bay Refining Logistics LLC, Garyville Refining Logistics LLC, Giant Industries Inc., Gravcap Inc., Gray Oak Gateway Holdings LLC, Gray Oak Pipeline LLC, Green River Processing LLC, Guilford County Terminal Company LLC, Hardin Street Holdings LLC, Hardin Street Marine LLC, Hardin Street Transportation LLC, Illinois Extension Pipeline Company L.L.C., Interior Fuels Company LLC, Jefferson Gas Gathering Company L.L.C., Kenai LNG LLC, Kenai Pipe Line Company LLC, LOCAP LLC, LOOP LLC, Las Animas Minerals LTD., Lincoln Pipeline LLC, MPC Alaska Terminal Company LLC, MPC Finance Co., MPC Investment Fund Inc., MPC Investment LLC, MPC Spiritwood LLC, MPC Trade Receivables Company I LLC, MPC Trade Receivables Company LLC, MPL Investment LLC, MPL Investments Inc., MPL Louisiana Holdings LLC, MPLX Alaska LLC, MPLX Alaska Logistics LLC, MPLX DAPLETCO Holdings LLC, MPLX Delaware Basin NGL LLC, MPLX Fuels Distribution LLC, MPLX GP LLC, MPLX LP, MPLX Logistics Holdings LLC, MPLX Operations LLC, MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC, MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LLC, MPLX Refining Logistics LLC, MPLX Terminal and Storage LLC, MPLX Terminals LLC, MPLX W2W Pipeline Holdings LLC, MPLXIF LLC, MWE GP LLC, MarEn Bakken Company LLC, Marathon Carbon Management LLC, Marathon International Holdings LLC, Marathon International Products Supply LLC, Marathon Maritime Company, Marathon Petroleum Canada Trading & Supply ULC, Marathon Petroleum Company Canada Ltd., Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Marathon Petroleum Holding Company, Marathon Petroleum Logistics Services LLC, Marathon Petroleum Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Marathon Petroleum Service Company, Marathon Petroleum Servicios de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Marathon Petroleum Supply LLC, Marathon Petroleum Supply and Trading LLC, Marathon Petroleum Trading Canada LLC, Marathon Petroleum Western Holdings LLC, Marathon Pipe Line LLC, Marathon PrePaid Card LLC, Marathon Refining Logistics Services LLC, Marathon Renewable Fuels Corp., Marathon Transporte de Hidrocarburos S. de R.L. de C.V., MarkWest Agua Blanca Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest Blackhawk L.L.C., MarkWest Bluestone Ethane Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest Delaware Basin Gas Company L.L.C., MarkWest EMG Jefferson Dry Gas Gathering Company L.L.C., MarkWest Energy East Texas Gas Company L.L.C., MarkWest Energy Finance Corporation, MarkWest Energy Operating Company L.L.C., MarkWest Energy Partners L.P., MarkWest Energy South Texas Gas Company L.L.C., MarkWest Energy West Texas Gas Company L.L.C., MarkWest Hydrocarbon L.L.C., MarkWest Liberty Bluestone L.L.C., MarkWest Liberty Ethane Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest Liberty Gas Gathering L.L.C., MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources L.L.C., MarkWest Liberty NGL Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest Mariner Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest New Mexico L.L.C., MarkWest Ohio Fractionation Company L.L.C., MarkWest Oklahoma Gas Company L.L.C., MarkWest PNG Utility L.L.C., MarkWest POET L.L.C., MarkWest Panola Pipeline L.L.C., MarkWest Panola Utility Company L.L.C., MarkWest Pinnacle L.L.C., MarkWest Pioneer L.L.C., MarkWest Pipeline Company L.L.C., MarkWest Power Tex L.L.C., MarkWest Ranger Pipeline Company L.L.C., MarkWest Texas PNG Utility L.L.C., MarkWest Tornado GP L.L.C., MarkWest Utica EMG L.L.C., MarkWest Utica Operating Company L.L.C., Martinez Renewables LLC, Midwest Connector Capital Company LLC, Minnesota Pipe Line Company LLC, Mt. Airy Terminal LLC, Mule Sidetracks L.L.C., Mule Tracts L.L.C., Muskegon Pipeline LLC, Niles Properties LLC, Northern Tier Energy GP LLC, Northern Tier Energy LLC, Northern Tier Energy LP, Northern Tier Finance Corporation, Northern Tier Oil Transport LLC, Northern Tier Retail Holdings LLC, Ocean Tankers LLC, Ohio Condensate Company L.L.C., Ohio Gathering Company L.L.C., Ohio River Pipe Line LLC, Oil Insurance Limited, PNAC LLC, Panola Pipeline Company LLC, Prairie Minerals LTD., RW Land Company, Redland Vision LLC, Rendezvous Gas Services L.L.C., Rendezvous Pipeline Company LLC, Resource Environmental L.L.C., Rio Hub LLC, Robinson Refining Logistics LLC, Sakakawea Area Spill Response LLC, San Juan Refining Company LLC, Sherwood Midstream Holdings LLC, Sherwood Midstream LLC, South Houston Green Power LLC, South Texas Gateway Terminal LLC, Speedway Inc., Speedy Prepaid Services Inc., St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC, TTC Holdings LLC, Tesoro Alaska Company LLC, Tesoro Alaska Pipeline Company LLC, Tesoro Alaska Terminals LLC, Tesoro Aviation Company, Tesoro Companies Inc., Tesoro Corporation, Tesoro Environmental Resources Company, Tesoro Great Plains Gathering & Marketing LLC, Tesoro Great Plains Holdings Company LLC, Tesoro Great Plains Midstream LLC, Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company LLC, Tesoro Insurance Holding Company, Tesoro Logistics Finance Corp., Tesoro Logistics GP LLC, Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, Tesoro Logistics Operations LLC, Tesoro Logistics Pipelines LLC, Tesoro Maritime Company, Tesoro Mexico Supply & Marketing S. de R.L. de C.V., Tesoro Petroleum (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, Tesoro Renewables Company LLC, Tesoro SoCal Cogen Company LLC, Tesoro SoCal Pipeline Company LLC, Tesoro Trading Company, The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC, Three Rivers Gathering LLC, Trans-Foreland Pipeline Company LLC, Treasure Card Company LLC, Treasure Franchise Company LLC, Uinta Express Pipeline Company LLC, Uintah Basin Field Services L.L.C., Virent Inc., Virent Renewables Holding Company LLC, Virent Renewables LLC, W2W Finance LLC, W2W Holdings LLC, WIP LLC, WNR Mexico 1 LLC, WNR Mexico 2 LLC, WNRL Energy GP LLC, WNRL Energy LLC, WNRL Finance Corp., Waha Gas Storage LLC, Watson Cogeneration Company, West Relay Gathering Company L.L.C., Western Refining Company LLC, Western Refining Conan Gathering Holdings LLC, Western Refining Conan Gathering LLC, Western Refining Delaware Basin Storage LLC, Western Refining GP LLC, Western Refining Inc., Western Refining LP LLC, Western Refining Logistics GP LLC, Western Refining Logistics LP, Western Refining Pipeline LLC, Western Refining Product Transport LLC, Western Refining Retail LLC, Western Refining Southwest LLC, Western Refining Terminals LLC, Western Refining Wholesale LLC, Western Refining Yorktown Holding Company, Western Refining Yorktown Inc., Western Refining de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Whistler Pipeline LLC, Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC, Wolverine Pipe Line Company, Woodhaven Cavern LLC, and York River Fuels LLC.
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This page (NYSE:MPC) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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