Macquarie Group Ltd. Has $230,000 Position in Murphy USA Inc (MUSA)

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Macquarie Group Ltd. lowered its position in Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) by 81.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 13,600 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Murphy USA were worth $230,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Murphy USA by 227.0% in the fourth quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 412 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 286 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Murphy USA in the third quarter valued at about $171,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Murphy USA in the fourth quarter valued at about $167,000. Neuburgh Advisers LLC grew its holdings in shares of Murphy USA by 24.3% in the fourth quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 2,288 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 448 shares during the period. Finally, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO purchased a new stake in shares of Murphy USA in the fourth quarter valued at about $246,000. 83.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE MUSA opened at $84.12 on Tuesday. Murphy USA Inc has a 12 month low of $61.05 and a 12 month high of $88.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.32, a P/E/G ratio of 4.66 and a beta of 0.77.

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The specialty retailer reported $2.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.64 by ($0.26). Murphy USA had a net margin of 1.49% and a return on equity of 24.36%. The company had revenue of $3.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.48 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $3.58 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Murphy USA Inc will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 8th. Gabelli reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Murphy USA in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Murphy USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Murphy USA has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.00.

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Murphy USA Company Profile

Murphy USA Inc operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company's retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,474 retail stores, including 1,160 Murphy USA and 312 are standalone Murphy Express stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States.

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