Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2013

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation ( MPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.35 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MPC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that MPC has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of MPC was $80.89, representing a -1.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $82.50 and a 140.35% increase over the 52 week low of $33.66.

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 $9.91. Zacks Investment Research reports MPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -.61%, compared to an industry average of 28.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MPC Dividend History page.

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

  • RevenueShares Navallier Overall A-100 ( RWV )
  • Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF ( CSD )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Energy E&P ( PXE )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Inde ( IEO )
  • First Trust IPOX-100 Index Fund ( FPX ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RWV with an increase of 17.13% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MPC at 7.21%.



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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