Marathon Petroleum Corporation ( MPC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2015. Shareholders who purchased MPC 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 $100.92, representing a -1.65% decrease from the 52 week high of $102.61 and a 35.21% increase over the 52 week low of $74.64.
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 $8.84. Zacks Investment Research reports MPC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -5.62%, compared to an industry average of 10.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to MPC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MPC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Energy Exploration & Production Portfolio ( PXE )
- iShares Dow Jones US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Index ( IEO )
- PowerShares DWA Energy Momentum Portfolio ( PXI )
- First Trust IPOX-100 Index Fund ( FPX )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Energy ETF ( RYE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FPX with an increase of 2.61% over the last 100 days. PXE has the highest percent weighting of MPC at 5.18%.