Murphy USA (NYSE: MUSA) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/6/2017 – Murphy USA was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Murphy USA was downgraded by analysts at Stephens from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating.
  • 8/4/2017 – Murphy USA was given a new $86.00 price target on by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Murphy USA was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/18/2017 – Murphy USA was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Murphy USA Inc. is a retailer of gasoline products and convenience store merchandise primarily in the United States. Murphy USA Inc. is headquartered in El Dorado, AR. “
  • 7/17/2017 – Murphy USA had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $77.00.
  • 7/12/2017 – Murphy USA is now covered by analysts at William Blair. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/11/2017 – Murphy USA was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 7/5/2017 – Murphy USA was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 7/1/2017 – Murphy USA was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Murphy USA Inc. is a retailer of gasoline products and convenience store merchandise primarily in the United States. Murphy USA Inc. is headquartered in El Dorado, AR. “
  • 6/30/2017 – Murphy USA had its price target raised by analysts at Stephens from $76.00 to $83.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 6/20/2017 – Murphy USA was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE MUSA) opened at 72.13 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $72.67 and a 200-day moving average of $69.19. Murphy USA Inc. has a 1-year low of $57.13 and a 1-year high of $80.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.37 billion, a PE ratio of 19.23 and a beta of 0.68.

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.42. The company had revenue of $3.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.27 billion. Murphy USA had a return on equity of 20.19% and a net margin of 1.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.17 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Murphy USA Inc. will post $3.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Murphy USA Inc is engaged in the marketing of retail motor fuel products and merchandise through a chain of retail stores. The Company operates through the Marketing segment. The Marketing segment includes its retail marketing sites and product supply, and wholesale assets. As of December 31, 2016, its retail stores were located in 26 states, primarily in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest the United States.

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