How to buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading oil & gas refining & marketing business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$62.4 after a previous close of US$62.55. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD60.415 to a high of USD62.53. The latest price was USD60.5 (25 minute delay). Marathon Petroleum Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Marathon Petroleum Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MPC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Marathon Petroleum Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$62.55, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock price (NYSE:MPC)

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
OpenUS$62.4
HighUS$62.53
LowUS$60.415
CloseUS$60.5
Previous closeUS$62.55
Change US$-2.05
Change % -3.2774%
Volume 6,040,986
Information last updated 2022-01-15.
52-week rangeUS$40.6676 - US$74.77
50-day moving average US$64.886
200-day moving average US$60.6882
Target priceUS$77.53
PE ratio 5.2464
Dividend yield US$2.32 (3.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$14.246

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Is it a good time to buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock?

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation share growth calculator

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $60.5

1 week (2022-01-10) -14.12%
1 month (2021-12-16) -3.62%
3 months (2021-10-13) -7.29%
6 months (2021-07-17) 3.72%
1 year (2021-01-15) 37.56%
2 years (2020-01-17) 6.35%
3 years (2019-01-17) -8.04%
5 years (2017-01-17) 24.15%

Is Marathon Petroleum Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marathon Petroleum Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marathon Petroleum Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's P/E ratio

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's PEG ratio

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 15.6503. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marathon Petroleum Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$5.9 billion (£4.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marathon Petroleum Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$103 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.45%
Gross profit TTM US$4.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.82%
Return on equity TTM 5.11%
Profit margin 8.98%
Book value 45.466
Market capitalisation US$46 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation's overall score of 26.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 51st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Marathon Petroleum Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.08/100

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's environmental score of 13.08 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's social score

Social score: 7.62/100

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's social score of 7.62 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.51/100

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Marathon Petroleum Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Marathon Petroleum Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Marathon Petroleum Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.2
Total ESG percentile 51.4
Environmental score 13.08
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 7.62
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 5.51
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 3

Marathon Petroleum Corporation share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.92% of net profits

Recently Marathon Petroleum Corporation has paid out, on average, around 8.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marathon Petroleum Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marathon Petroleum Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.32 per share.

While Marathon Petroleum Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Marathon Petroleum Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marathon Petroleum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Marathon Petroleum Corporation's share price.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$40.6676 up to US$74.77. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MPC.US volatility(beta: 2.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Marathon Petroleum Corporation's is 2.0811. This would suggest that Marathon Petroleum Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation overview

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, marketing, retailing, and transporting petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments: Refining & Marketing, and Midstream. The Refining & Marketing segment refines crude oil and other feedstocks at its refineries in the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, and West Coast regions of the United States; and purchases refined products and ethanol for resale. Its refined products include transportation fuels, such as reformulated gasolines and blend-grade gasolines; heavy fuel oil; and asphalt. This segment also manufactures aromatics, propane, propylene, and sulfur. It sells refined products to wholesale marketing customers domestically and internationally, buyers on the spot market, and independent entrepreneurs who operate primarily Marathon branded outlets; and transportation fuels through long-term fuel supply contracts to direct dealer locations, primarily under the ARCO brand. The Midstream segment transports, stores, distributes, and markets crude oil and refined products through refining logistics assets, pipelines, terminals, towboats, and barges; gathers, processes, and transports natural gas; and gathers, transports, fractionates, stores, and markets natural gas liquids. The company also sell refined products for export to international customers. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 7,090 branded outlets in 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Mexico through independent entrepreneurs. The company also operates crude oil and refined product pipelines. Marathon Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio.

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