Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its holdings in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) by 3.9% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 344,018 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 13,860 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned approximately 0.95% of Murphy USA worth $23,737,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MUSA. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in 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. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in Murphy USA by 8.0% in the 1st quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 2,160 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $159,000 after purchasing an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Murphy USA by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,624 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $194,000 after purchasing an additional 392 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Murphy USA by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,896 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $215,000 after purchasing an additional 343 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO raised its holdings in Murphy USA by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO now owns 3,575 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $265,000 after purchasing an additional 422 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.08% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have commented on MUSA shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up from $77.00) on shares of Murphy USA in a report on Monday, July 17th. William Blair started coverage on shares of Murphy USA in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Murphy USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.50.

Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) opened at $72.07 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 0.77. The stock has a market cap of $2,505.32, a PE ratio of 16.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.74. Murphy USA Inc. has a 12 month low of $57.13 and a 12 month high of $79.98.

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The specialty retailer reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.56. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.43 billion. Murphy USA had a net margin of 1.31% and a return on equity of 24.19%. Murphy USA’s quarterly revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.16 EPS. analysts anticipate that Murphy USA Inc. will post 4.05 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, EVP Daryl R. Schofield acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $66.00 per share, with a total value of $198,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $198,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 7.30% of the company’s stock.

Murphy USA 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA)

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