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 maximum price target given was 85, implying potential capital gains of 13.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, which equates to a potential downside of -20.2 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 5.87 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.55 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

MUSA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.79 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MUSA has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 6.53 percent. 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 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.