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MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of October 22 and a Sell Date of January 10 has resulted in a geometric average return of 4.44% 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 6 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 16.16% 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 MPLX, 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.

MPLX is a partnership that owns both pipelines and gathering and processing assets with extensive holdings in the Appalachian region. The asset base is made up of pipeline assets dropped down from Marathon Petroleum, its sponsor, and gathering and processing assets from MarkWest, which it acquired in 2015. MPLX also acquired Andeavor Logistics in July 2019.

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