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Marathon Stock Hits New 52-Week High (MPC)

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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $84.69, above its previous 52-week high of $84.63 with 2.7 million shares traded as of 3:17 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Marathon has a market cap of $28.06 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 31.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Marathon Ratings Report.

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