2. As of noon trading, Marathon Petroleum ( MPC) is down $2.22 (-3.1%) to $68.51 on average volume. Thus far, 1.8 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 $67.60-$70.66 after having opened the day at $70.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.73.

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. Marathon Petroleum has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marathon Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marathon Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marathon Petroleum Ratings Report now.

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