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Basic Materials Stocks under Discussion: MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV)

MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX):

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MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) ended its previous trading session at $32.3 with the Gain of 0.84%. The company’s market cap is $11.97 Billion, and the average volume is $1.23 Million. The 52-Week High range of the stock is $44.34, while the 52-week low range is $16.34. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 10, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 12, 2016. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the stock is 5.42, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 1.25. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 3.17%% whereas Month Volatility is at 2.79%%.

For the ongoing Fiscal Quarter, 14 analysts have an average earnings forecast of $0.24 per share. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.13, while the High earnings estimate is $0.51.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.73.

According to 6 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate for the current Fiscal quarter is $682.34 Million and the Low Revenue estimate is $559 Million, while the High Revenue estimate is $738.37 Million.

MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) currently has a High Price Target of $45. The Mean and Low price Targets are $39.06 and $27, respectively. These price targets are a consensus analysis of 18 brokers.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.93 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV):

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National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) shares Jumped 1.13% and ended the day at $32.24. Its 52-week high and low range is between $40.06 and $25.74. The stock has its 52-Week High on Nov 9, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. The company’s outstanding shares are 366.72 Million. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 3 Million. The stock has a market cap of 11.82 Billion. The Stock shows P/E value of 0 and Forward P/E of 0.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at -8.25%, SMA50 is -6.98 percent, while SMA200 is -0.76%. The stock is currently has its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -13.3 Percent. The Return on Investment and Return on Equity (ROE) values are -2.8 percent and -20.2 percent, respectively.

The company’s ATR (Average True Range) is 1.11. The Weekly Volatility is 2.92% percent and the Monthly Volatility is 2.90% percent.

When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 2.54 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell.

The stock has a high price target of $45 according to consensus of 31 analysts. The company has a Low Price Target of $23 and the Mean Target of $32.13, according to the Brokers.

National Oilwell Varco, Inc.’s Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $-0.28, according to consensus of 33 analysts. The low EPS estimate is $-0.37, while the high EPS estimate is $-0.18.

Average Revenue Estimate of the company for the current Fiscal Quarter is $1.64 Billion, according to consensus of 27 analysts. The higher end of the revenue estimate is $1.77 Billion and the lower end is $1.55 Billion.

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