Brokerages Set Murphy USA Inc (MUSA) Price Target at $84.67

Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $84.33.

A number of research firms have commented on MUSA. Stephens set a $84.00 target price on Murphy USA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 target price on shares of Murphy USA in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th.

Shares of Murphy USA stock opened at $81.39 on Friday. Murphy USA has a one year low of $61.05 and a one year high of $89.69. The company has a market cap of $2.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.84, a P/E/G ratio of 5.28 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16.

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 31st. The specialty retailer reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by ($0.11). Murphy USA had a return on equity of 19.13% and a net margin of 1.83%. The company had revenue of $3.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.90 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 17.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts predict that Murphy USA will post 4.39 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of MUSA. UBS Group AG raised its holdings in shares of Murphy USA by 81.2% in the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 66,385 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,833,000 after buying an additional 29,747 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Murphy USA by 36.6% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 19,326 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,407,000 after buying an additional 5,179 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new stake in shares of Murphy USA in the 1st quarter valued at $346,000. Denali Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Murphy USA by 85.5% in the 2nd quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 71,800 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,334,000 after buying an additional 33,100 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new stake in shares of Murphy USA in the 2nd quarter valued at $8,820,000. Institutional investors own 95.38% of the company’s stock.

Murphy USA Company Profile

Murphy USA Inc operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company's retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of January 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,446 retail stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States.

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