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.

MUSA was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 85, implying potential capital gains of 13.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.55 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of MUSA to grow at a rate of 3.79 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MUSA is 5.85.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MUSA hit 80.44 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 57.13. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.61 percent, and 6.53 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of MUSA is $2.76 billion. MUSA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.