Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 18, 2014

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation ( MPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 18, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MPC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.05% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $88.91, the dividend yield is 2.25%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MPC was $88.91, representing a -9% decrease from the 52 week high of $97.70 and a 44.99% increase over the 52 week low of $61.32.

MPC is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) and Chevron Corporation ( CVX ). MPC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $6.23. Zacks Investment Research reports MPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 11.77%, compared to an industry average of 9.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MPC Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to MPC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MPC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio ( PXI )
  • First Trust IPOX-100 Index Fund ( FPX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXI with an increase of 7.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MPC at 3.53%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: MPC , XOM , CVX , PXI , FPX

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