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Why This 1 Growth Stock Could Be a Great Addition to Your Portfolio

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Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

For growth investors, a company's financial strength, overall health, and future outlook take precedence, so they'll want to zero in on the Growth Style Score. This Score examines things like projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow to find stocks that will generate sustainable growth over time.

MPLX LP (MPLX)

Findlay, OH-based MPLX LP is a master limited partnership (MLP) engaged in providing a wide range of midstream energy services, including fuel distribution solutions. The large-cap partnership was created in 2012 to own, operate and develop midstream energy infrastructures and logistics assets, mostly for its parent company Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Notably, Marathon Petroleum holds around 64% of MPLX's outstanding common units.

MPLX is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Growth Style Score of B and VGM Score of B. Earnings are expected to grow 13.6% year-over-year for the current fiscal year, with sales growth of 10.6%.

Two analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.03 to $3.25 per share. MPLX also boasts an average earnings surprise of 6.6%.

Looking at cash flow, MPLX LP is expected to report cash flow growth of 7.7% this year; MPLX has generated cash flow growth of 38.5% over the past three to five years.

Investors should take the time to consider MPLX for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.


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