Should you buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock? (NYSE:MPC). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock price per share)
||MPC Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|MPC Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$64.38|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||13% lower than other Energy stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||65% lower than other Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||320%|
|Dividend Yield||4%||Shares Shorted||17,432,395|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 17,432,395 shares shorted. With 634,207,032 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 5,608,471, it would take at least 3.108 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that Marathon Petroleum Corporation may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Marathon Petroleum Corporation looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does Marathon Petroleum Corporation have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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