Why Murphy USA (MUSA) Could Beat Earnings Estimates Again

Given the last two reports, it is clear that this owner of gas stations consistently exceeds earnings projections.

The corporation has an 85.09% average surprise over the last two quarters.

Murphy USA surprised analysts by 40.75% when it posted earnings of $7.53 per share for the most recent quarter as opposed to the $5.35 per share consensus estimate from Zacks.

The difference between the company's actual results for the prior quarter and the $2.65 per share consensus estimate was a surprise of 129.43%.

Estimates for Murphy USA have been on the increase, in part because of the company's history of positive profit surprises.

Additionally, a stock's positive Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) is a solid predictor of future performance.

The Most Accurate Estimate, a variation of the Zacks Consensus whose meaning is connected to change, is compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter by the Zacks Earnings ESP.

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