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Cash Dividend On The Way From Marathon Petroleum

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 2/12/16, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 3/10/16. As a percentage of MPC's recent stock price of $31.29, this dividend works out to approximately 1.02%, so look for shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. to trade 1.02% lower - all else being equal - when MPC shares open for trading on 2/12/16.

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from MPC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.09% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of MPC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Marathon Petroleum Corp. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, MPC's low point in its 52 week range is $29.24 per share, with $60.38 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $31.28.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, MPC makes up 7.02% of the MLP and Energy Infrastructure ETF (Symbol: MLPX) which is trading lower by about 1% on the day Wednesday.

In Wednesday trading, Marathon Petroleum Corp. shares are currently down about 0.3% on the day.

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


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

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