How Many Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

February 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 How Many Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA)'s Analysts Are Bullish?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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.
Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio reported 16,555 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 2,050 are owned by Panagora Asset Management. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board reported 0% stake. Ww Asset Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% or 3,040 shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Quantbot Techs Ltd Partnership reported 24,106 shares. Bancorpsouth holds 7.05% of its portfolio in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) for 1.04 million shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 56,617 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan accumulated 0.01% or 12,625 shares. Howe Rusling Inc reported 0.08% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management reported 12,799 shares. Jefferies Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Company reported 0.02% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0.01% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0% or 21,022 shares.

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 18 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 12. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, July 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 4 by Wells Fargo. Jefferies maintained Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, April 19. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 26. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Friday, August 4. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Underweight” on Tuesday, November 7. Below is a list of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $75.0 Maintain
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

The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $74.66. About 429,224 shares traded or 27.06% up from the average. Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has risen 4.83% since February 22, 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 $2.55 billion. The companyÂ’s retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It has a 11.01 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.

More recent Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Is Surprise Coming for Murphy USA (MUSA) This Earnings Season?” on January 30, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Murphy USA Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average – Bullish for MUSA” on February 02, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Murphy USA Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2017 Results” with publication date: January 31, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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