Marathon Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MPC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) is tomorrow, February 15, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $81.29 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Marathon has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marathon has a market cap of $27.44 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 8.3, 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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