Earnings Analysis of: Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) will report its next earnings on Feb 1 – Feb 6 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $0.58/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.81/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.23/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -28.4%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Marathon Petroleum Corporation and for the current quarter 18 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.38/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.06/share and a High Estimate of $0.85/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 7 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Marathon Petroleum Corporation as 15.79 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Marathon Petroleum Corporation is 10.57 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 18.61 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 15.68 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for MPC to be -51.9%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 683.3%. For the next 5 years, Marathon Petroleum Corporation is expecting Growth of -18.07% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -13.46% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Marathon Petroleum Corporation, where 8 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 7 analysts have given a Buy signal, 4 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 17 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Marathon Petroleum Corporation might touch $59 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $51.79 and $42 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Marathon Petroleum Corporation got Upgrade on 1-Nov-16 where investment firm UBS Upgrade the stock from Sell to Neutral.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation closed its last trading session at $47.05 with the loss of -2.27%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 24.27 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $59.99 and 52-week low of $29.24. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 4.83% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 7.56% and 19.42% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Dec 2, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.3 and Average Volume (3 months) is 5.96 million. Marathon Petroleum Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 21.6 and Forward P/E ratio of 13.46.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 2.6%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 8.5%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 12.6%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Marathon Petroleum Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of -2.52%, where Monthly Performance is 8.27%, Quarterly performance is 8.62%, 6 Months performance is 28.33% and yearly performance percentage is -18.36%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is -8.02%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.60% and Monthly Volatility of 3.14%.