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How to buy Murphy USA stock | $176.63

Learn how to easily invest in Murphy USA stock.

Murphy USA Inc is a specialty retail business based in the US. Murphy USA shares (MUSA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Murphy USA employs 4,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – MUSA – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Murphy USA stock price (NYSE: MUSA)

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Murphy USA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$176.63
52-week range$118.50 - $172.39
50-day moving average $160.68
200-day moving average $146.25
Wall St. target price$170.00
PE ratio 14.9842
Dividend yield $0.75 (0.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.07

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Murphy USA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $176.63 from 2021-10-21

1 week (2021-10-15) 6.47%
1 month (2021-09-22) 9.01%
3 months (2021-07-22) 25.55%
6 months (2021-04-22) 26.71%
1 year (2020-10-22) 40.46%
2 years (2019-10-22) 95.65%
3 years (2018-10-22) 120.54%
5 years (2016-10-21) 157.44%

Is Murphy USA under- or over-valued?

Valuing Murphy USA stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Murphy USA's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Murphy USA's P/E ratio

Murphy USA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Murphy USA shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Murphy USA's PEG ratio

Murphy USA's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3034. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Murphy USA's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Murphy USA's EBITDA

Murphy USA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $677.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Murphy USA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Murphy USA financials

Revenue TTM $11.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.14%
Gross profit TTM $910.4 million
Return on assets TTM 8.91%
Return on equity TTM 37.23%
Profit margin 2.65%
Book value $29.33
Market capitalisation $4.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Murphy USA shares

There are currently 1.2 million Murphy USA shares held short by investors – that's known as Murphy USA's "short interest". This figure is 11.7% down from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Murphy USA shares can be evaluated.

Murphy USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Murphy USA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Murphy USA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Murphy USA shares traded daily (recently around 237742.85714286). Murphy USA's SIR currently stands at 5.25. In other words for every 100,000 Murphy USA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5250 shares are currently held short.

However Murphy USA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Murphy USA shares, or, against the total number of tradable Murphy USA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Murphy USA's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Murphy USA shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0523% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Murphy USA shares, roughly 52 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Murphy USA.

Find out more about how you can short Murphy USA stock.

Murphy USA share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.65% of net profits

Recently Murphy USA has paid out, on average, around 8.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Murphy USA shareholders could enjoy a 0.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Murphy USA's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.

While Murphy USA's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Murphy USA is investing more in its future growth.

Murphy USA's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Murphy USA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Murphy USA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $118.4968 up to $172.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MUSA.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Murphy USA's is 0.9899. This would suggest that Murphy USA's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Murphy USA overview

Murphy USA Inc. engages in marketing of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. The company operates retail stores under the Murphy USA and Murphy Express brand names. As of February 3, 2021, it operated 1,503 retail gasoline stores principally in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest United States. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Murphy USA is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.62% of Murphy USA shares are held by insiders and 87.581% by institutions.
How many people work for Murphy USA?
Latest data suggests 4,900 work at Murphy USA.
When does the fiscal year end for Murphy USA?
Murphy USA's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Murphy USA based?
Murphy USA's address is: 200 Peach Street, El Dorado, AR, United States, 71730-5836
What is Murphy USA's ISIN number?
Murphy USA's international securities identification number is: US6267551025
What is Murphy USA's CUSIP number?
Murphy USA's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 626755102

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