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SmarTrend Watching for Potential Pullback in Shares of Marathon Petrole After 1.54% Gain

Jan 12, 2018 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) --

Marathon Petrole (NYSE:MPC) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $70.47 to a high of $71.49. Yesterday, the shares gained 1.5%, which took the trading range above the 3-day high of $70.43 on volume of 673,000 shares. Often times after large one-day gains, short term traders will seek to take profits and, as such, investors should be cautious.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Marathon Petrole on August 25th, 2017 as our proprietary SmarTrend analytics indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $51.78. Since that recommendation, shares of Marathon Petrole have risen 35.7%. We continue to monitor MPC for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

In the past 52 weeks, Marathon Petrole share prices have been bracketed by a low of $32.84 and a high of $71.49 and are now at $71.49, 118% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 1.0% while the 200-day MA has slid 0.9%.

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