Ownership Action Alert: Metals USA Holdings Corp (NYSE:MUSA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

November 30, 2016 - By Peter Erickson   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action Alert: Metals USA Holdings Corp (NYSE:MUSA) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment for Metals USA Holdings Corp (NYSE:MUSA)

Metals USA Holdings Corp (NYSE:MUSA) institutional sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 0.82 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 106 investment professionals started new and increased stock positions, while 130 sold and trimmed positions in Metals USA Holdings Corp. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 30.10 million shares, down from 35.30 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Metals USA Holdings Corp in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 6 to 6 for the same number . Sold All: 27 Reduced: 103 Increased: 69 New Position: 37.

Murphy USA Inc. is engaged in the marketing of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise through a chain of retail stores. The company has a market cap of $2.61 billion. The Firm operates through the Marketing segment. It has a 13.41 P/E ratio. The Marketing segment includes its retail marketing sites and product supply, and wholesale assets.

About 69,935 shares traded hands. Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) has risen 15.38% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.15% the S&P500.

Analysts await Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.07 EPS, up 55.07% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MUSA’s profit will be $40.81M for 15.99 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.16 actual EPS reported by Murphy USA Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.76% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Murphy USA Inc. is a retailer of gasoline products and convenience store merchandise primarily in the United States. Murphy USA Inc. is headquartered in El Dorado, AR.”

Bancorpsouth Inc holds 8.68% of its portfolio in Murphy USA Inc for 1.05 million shares. Bank Of The Ozarks owns 217,869 shares or 5.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Signature Financial Management Inc. has 3.1% invested in the company for 88,991 shares. The Missouri-based Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc. has invested 2.92% in the stock. Southernsun Asset Management Llc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 1.50 million shares.#img1#

Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Murphy USA’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Murphy USA, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $77 while the high is $90. The stock’s average target of $83.50 is 22.02% above today’s ($68.43) share price. MUSA was included in 5 notes of analysts from September 8, 2015. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies on Thursday, June 9. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, September 8. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 27 by Jefferies. On Monday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”.

MUSA Company Profile

Murphy USA Inc. (Murphy USA), incorporated on March 1, 2013, is engaged in the marketing of retail motor fuel products and convenience merchandise through a chain of retail stores. The Firm operates through the Marketing segment. The Marketing segment includes its retail marketing sites and product supply, and wholesale assets. The Company’s retail stores are located in over 20 states, in the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest United States. Of these stores, over 1,110 are branded Murphy USA and over 220 are standalone Murphy Express locations. The Company’s retail stores under the brand name Murphy USA participate in the Walmart discount program. The Walmart discount program offers a cents-off per gallon purchased for fuel when using specific payment methods as decided by Walmart and Murphy USA. The Company’s Murphy Express branded stores are not connected to the Walmart discount program but are otherwise similar to the Murphy USA sites, including the types of fuel and merchandise offerings available to its customers. The Company’s business also includes certain product supply and wholesale assets, including product distribution terminals and pipeline positions.

More news for Murphy USA Inc (NYSE:MUSA) were recently published by: Valuewalk.com, which released: “Murphy USA: A Misunderstood Model – Weitz Investment Management” on October 31, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Oversold Conditions For Murphy USA” and published on November 04, 2016 is yet another important article.

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