Analyst Ratings for Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. MUSA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

4 analysts declared MUSA a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MUSA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible profit of 13.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying a possible loss of -20.2 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 30.3 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 9.94 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 5.87 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.55 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MUSA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.79 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MUSA is 5.85.

In the last 52-weeks, MUSA has achieved a high of 80.44 and a low of 57.13. Currently the stock is 31.61 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.53 percent. MUSA has a price/earnings ratio of 22.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MUSA value stock report compares MUSA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion. MUSA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.