Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 1st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.14 per share for the quarter.
Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.42. Murphy USA had a net margin of 1.15% and a return on equity of 20.19%. The business had revenue of $3.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.27 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Murphy USA to post $3.67 EPS for the current fiscal year and $4.59 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) opened at 74.11 on Wednesday. Murphy USA Inc. has a one year low of $57.13 and a one year high of $79.98. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $69.52 and a 200-day moving average of $69.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.67 billion, a PE ratio of 19.76 and a beta of 0.72.
Several research analysts have recently commented on MUSA shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up from $77.00) on shares of Murphy USA in a research report on Monday, July 17th. William Blair started coverage on shares of Murphy USA in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.50.
In related news, SVP John A. Moore sold 1,030 shares of Murphy USA stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.46, for a total value of $73,603.80. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,169 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,298,356.74. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Daryl R. Schofield acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $66.00 per share, for a total transaction of $198,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at $198,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 7.30% of the company’s stock.
About Murphy USA
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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