Media headlines about Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Murphy USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7579742090953 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Murphy USA (NYSE MUSA) opened at $76.25 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Murphy USA has a twelve month low of $63.79 and a twelve month high of $89.69. The company has a market cap of $2,563.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.88.
Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $3.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $2.54. Murphy USA had a net margin of 1.91% and a return on equity of 22.69%. The company had revenue of $3.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.25 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Murphy USA will post 5 earnings per share for the current year.
Several analysts have recently weighed in on MUSA shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price objective on shares of Murphy USA in a research report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Stephens set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Murphy USA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Gabelli cut shares of Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Murphy USA presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $93.25.
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Murphy USA Company Profile
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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