Marathon Petroleum Corporation (
) 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 (
) and Chevron Corporation (
). 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%.
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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 (
- First Trust IPOX-100 Index Fund (
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%.