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Murphy USA (MUSA) is a Top-Ranked Growth Stock: Should You Buy?

For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.

Murphy USA (MUSA)

Murphy USA Inc. is a leading independent retailer of motor fuel and convenience merchandise in the United States. The El Dorado, AR-based company, in its current form, came into existence following the 2013 spin-off of Murphy Oil Corporation’s downstream business into a separate, independent and publicly-traded entity.

MUSA boasts a Growth Style Score of B and VGM Score of A, and holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) rating. Its bottom-line is projected to rise 61.5% year-over-year for 2022, while Wall Street anticipates its top line to improve by 39.7%.

Four analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $5.82 to $24.09 per share. MUSA boasts an average earnings surprise of 49%.

Murphy USA is also cash rich. The company has generated cash flow growth of 18%, and is expected to report cash flow expansion of 11.4% in 2022.

Investors should take the time to consider MUSA for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Rank rating, notable growth metrics, and impressive Growth and VGM Style Scores.


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