Why Marathon Petroleum Is Poised to Bounce Back

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, petroleum refiner Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Marathon, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Marathon facts

 

 

Headquarters

Findlay, Ohio

Market Cap

$23.2 billion

Industry

Oil and gas refining and marketing

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$79.6 billion

Management

CEO Gary Heminger (since 2011)

CFO Donald Templin (since 2011)

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

32.6%

Cash/Debt

$4.7 billion / $3.4 billion

Dividend Yield

1.9%

Competitors

Chevron

ExxonMobil 

Valero Energy

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 199 members who have rated Marathon believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, NextYearInVegas, tapped Marathon as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Undervalued by [P/E ratio] and [dividend yield]. I see this sector balancing up going forward. Not sure why it's as depressed as it is right now, but willing to bet on upside for the next couple of years.

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