News articles about Mplx (NYSE:MPLX) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mplx earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.2424923191919 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Antero Midstream Partners LP: Antero Midstream and AMGP Host Analyst Day, Announce 2018 Guidance and Long-Term Targets and Provide 2017 Update (twst.com)
- BRIEF-Mplx Announces Joint Binding Open Season For Cushing-To-Patoka Pipeline Expansion (af.reuters.com)
- Barclays Downgrades MPLX LP (MPLX) to Equalweight (streetinsider.com)
- MPLX Announces Joint Binding Open Season for Cushing-to-Patoka Pipeline Expansion (finance.yahoo.com)
- Mplx (MPLX) Rating Lowered to Equal Weight at Barclays (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on MPLX. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Mplx in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $43.00 price target on the stock. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Mplx in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Mplx in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of Mplx from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, UBS Group upped their price target on shares of Mplx from $43.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.67.
Mplx (NYSE:MPLX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The pipeline company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $980.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $965.07 million. Mplx had a net margin of 16.79% and a return on equity of 5.87%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.21 EPS. analysts predict that Mplx will post 1.08 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, VP Gregory Scott Floerke sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $72,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 79,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,865,528. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders sold 8,000 shares of company stock worth $284,760.
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Mplx Company Profile
MPLX LP is a master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream energy infrastructure assets. The Company is engaged in the gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas; the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids (NGLs), and the gathering, transportation and storage of crude oil and refined petroleum products.
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