Eos Focused Equity Management L.P. decreased its position in Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) by 32.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 33,881 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 16,232 shares during the period. Murphy USA makes up about 4.4% of Eos Focused Equity Management L.P.’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest holding. Eos Focused Equity Management L.P.’s holdings in Murphy USA were worth $2,723,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Murphy USA by 9.9% during the 3rd quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 17,693 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 1,587 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new position in shares of Murphy USA during the 3rd quarter valued at about $106,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its stake in shares of Murphy USA by 1,343.0% during the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,443 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 1,343 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new position in shares of Murphy USA during the 4th quarter valued at about $158,000. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in shares of Murphy USA during the 3rd quarter valued at about $208,000. Institutional investors own 95.32% of the company’s stock.

Murphy USA Inc (NYSE MUSA) opened at $70.44 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.15. Murphy USA Inc has a 52 week low of $62.76 and a 52 week high of $89.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,490.00, a PE ratio of 10.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.80.

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The specialty retailer reported $3.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $2.54. Murphy USA had a return on equity of 22.69% and a net margin of 1.91%. The firm had revenue of $3.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.25 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. Murphy USA’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Murphy USA Inc will post 5.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on MUSA shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub lowered Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Murphy USA from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on Murphy USA and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $93.25.

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Murphy USA Company Profile

Murphy USA Inc is engaged in the marketing of retail motor fuel products and merchandise through a chain of retail stores. The Company operates through the Marketing segment. The Marketing segment includes its retail marketing sites and product supply, and wholesale assets. As of December 31, 2016, its retail stores were located in 26 states, primarily in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest the United States.

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