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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MUSA. The maximum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential upside of 13.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, implying potential capital losses of -20.2 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 30.3 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 9.94 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 5.87 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.55 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MUSA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.79 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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.

MUSA has a 52-week high of 80.44 and a 52-week low of 57.13. Currently the stock is 31.61 percent higher than its low, and 6.53 percent below the high. MUSA has a P/E 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 market cap of MUSA is $2.76 billion. MUSA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.