Discussion stirs around Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

January 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

 Discussion stirs around Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) this week; here is what analysts are saying.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 28 investors sold Murphy USA Inc. shares while 88 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 32.81 million shares or 5.74% less from 34.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Morgan Stanley owns 93,260 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 2,050 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Assocs holds 0.07% or 942 shares in its portfolio. Hussman Strategic Advisors Incorporated reported 900 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Hightower Advisors Llc has 0.28% invested in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) for 471,148 shares. Moreover, Tiedemann Wealth Management Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Bokf Na invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Fulton Bank & Trust Na holds 4,176 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Amalgamated Bancorp has 0.01% invested in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Castleark Mgmt Ltd Llc has 70 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Profund Advisors Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 3,735 shares. 16,641 were accumulated by Mason Street Advsrs Ltd Liability. Advsr Asset Mngmt owns 409 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Advisory Services Limited Liability Company holds 128 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada stated it has 0.02% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA).

Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Murphy USA had 17 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, November 7. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $86.0 target in Tuesday, September 5 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 4 by Wells Fargo. Stephens downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, August 4 report. J.P. Morgan downgraded Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) on Tuesday, November 7 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, September 8 to “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 27. Below is a list of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) latest ratings and price target changes.

16/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0
11/01/2018 Broker: Gabelli Rating: Hold Downgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $64.0 Downgrade
12/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Stephens Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Downgrade

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $87.24. About 264,960 shares traded. Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has risen 4.83% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.87% the S&P500.

Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.04 billion. The companyÂ’s retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It has a 19.68 P/E ratio. As of January 3, 2017, it operated approximately 1,400 retail stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States.

Another recent and important Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “Murphy USA Schedules 2017 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call” on January 02, 2018.

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