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.

Several price targets were given for MUSA by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential upside of 13.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, which equates to a potential downside of -20.2 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 30.3 percent. That number becomes 9.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 5.87 percent, compared to last month. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MUSA has a PEG ratio of 5.85.

MUSA has a 52-week high of 80.44 and a 52-week low of 57.13. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.61 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.