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Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) Seasonal Chart

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) Seasonality

MPC Relative to the S&P 500
MPC Relative to the S&P 500

MPC Relative to the Sector
MPC Relative to the Sector

Monthly Seasonal Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC)

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:MPC) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of September 29 and a Sell Date of January 1 has resulted in a geometric average return of 12.06% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 8 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 8 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 0.37% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Energy sector, which runs from January 21 to May 9. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Energy Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 8 years of data is available for shares of MPC, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Marathon Petroleum Corp is engaged in the oil & gas sector. The company is engaged in refining, marketing, retail and transportation of petroleum products in the United States.

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