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.