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, May 14, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 35 cents per share. At a price of $77.44 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Marathon has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marathon has a market cap of $25.96 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 7.6, 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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