Marathon Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (MPC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 7.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $3.83 (-4.5%) at $81.65 as of 2:27 p.m. ET.

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Marathon has a market cap of $29.72 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 35.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States. It operates through Refining & Marketing, Speedway, and Pipeline Transportation segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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