2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $0.98 (-1.1%) to $88.01 on average volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Marathon Petroleum exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.18-$88.73 after having opened the day at $88.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.99.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum 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. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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