Murphy USA Inc (MUSA) was Downgraded by JP Morgan to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Overweight ” on the company shares. JP Morgan advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 1, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Murphy USA Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Jun 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 82 from a previous price target of $76 .
On the company’s financial health, Murphy USA Inc reported $2.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 1.60 according to the earnings call on May 9, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.48. The company had revenue of $2490.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2595.98 million. The company’s revenue was down -14.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.
Murphy USA Inc closed down -0.57 points or -0.74% at $76.64 with 3,38,951 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $77.37, the shares hit an intraday low of $75.99 and an intraday high of $77.37 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
In a different news, on May 18, 2016, Thomas M Jr Gattle (director) purchased 500 shares at $63.85 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 18, 2016, Marn K Cheng (Senior Vice President) sold 4,093 shares at $61.14 per share price. On Feb 16, 2016, David B Miller (director) purchased 20,000 shares at $57.63 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Murphy USA Inc. (Murphy USA) is a retail marketing company. The Company’s business consists of the marketing of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise through a chain of retail stations operated by it which are in close proximity to Walmart stores. Its retail stations are located in approximately 23 states in the Southwest Southeast and Midwest United States. Of these stations 1056 are branded Murphy USA and 207 are standalone Murphy Express locations. Its retail stations under the brand name Murphy USA participate in the Walmart discount program. Its Murphy Express branded stations are not connected to the Walmart discount program but are otherwise similar to the Murphy USA sites including the types of fuel and merchandise offerings available to its customers. Its business also includes certain product supply and wholesale assets including product distribution terminals and pipeline positions.