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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 4,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$10.8 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Murphy USA's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$125.55, which is 17.50% up on its pre-crash value of USD$103.58 and 59.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$78.75.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Murphy USA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$788.82 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,215.32.
|Latest market close||USD$125.55|
|52-week range||USD$78.75 - USD$144.09|
|50-day moving average||USD$132.7417|
|200-day moving average||USD$122.1964|
|Wall St. target price||USD$145.33|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$12.216|
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|1 week (2020-10-23)||0.71%|
|1 month (2020-10-01)||-1.85%|
|3 months (2020-07-30)||-6.03%|
|6 months (2020-04-30)||17.56%|
|1 year (2019-10-30)||32.38%|
|2 years (2018-10-30)||53.67%|
|3 years (2017-10-30)||67.74%|
|5 years (2015-10-30)||104.58%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Murphy USA shares trade at around 10x 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 "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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$716 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Murphy USA's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$10.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.15%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$581.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||43.25%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.3 million Murphy USA shares held short by investors – that's known as Murphy USA's "short interest". This figure is 9.3% 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) is the quantity of Murphy USA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Murphy USA shares traded daily (recently around 279903.34075724). Murphy USA's SIR currently stands at 4.49. In other words for every 100,000 Murphy USA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4490 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Murphy USA shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.061% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Murphy USA shares, roughly 61 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an 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.
We're not expecting Murphy USA to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Murphy USA's shares have ranged in value from as little as $78.75 up to $144.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0579. This would suggest that Murphy USA's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Murphy USA Inc. engages in the 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 December 31, 2019, it operated 1,489 gasoline stores, including 1,161 Murphy USA and 328 Murphy Express stores principally in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest United States. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.
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