New York State Common Retirement Fund Has Lowered Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Stake By $782,040; 1 Analysts Bullish Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA)

February 15, 2018 - By Michae Young

Among 7 analysts covering Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Murphy USA had 18 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 27 with “Buy”. Gabelli downgraded Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) on Thursday, January 11 to “Hold” rating. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 12. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 9. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 7 by J.P. Morgan. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Friday, February 2. See Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) latest ratings:

02/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $75.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0
11/01/2018 Broker: Gabelli Rating: Hold Downgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0 Maintain
07/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $64.0 Downgrade
12/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0 Maintain

New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) stake by 1.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. New York State Common Retirement Fund sold 5,320 shares as Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)’s stock declined 8.01%. The New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 516,985 shares with $76.28 million value, down from 522,305 last quarter. Pioneer Natural Resources now has $30.18B valuation. The stock decreased 1.19% or $2.14 during the last trading session, reaching $177.36. About 635,359 shares traded. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has risen 8.46% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.24% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $75.35. About 75,879 shares traded. Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) has risen 4.83% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.06, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 28 investors sold Murphy USA Inc. shares while 88 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 32.81 million shares or 5.74% less from 34.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Fincl owns 375,477 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. First Eagle Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Arrowstreet Cap Partnership owns 17,700 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Schwab Charles Investment Inc holds 179,395 shares. Sterling Management Llc holds 0.01% or 19,912 shares. Winfield has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Swiss Savings Bank, Switzerland-based fund reported 58,367 shares. Cap One Natl Association has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA). Van Eck Associate Corp reported 917 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 171,417 shares. Bokf Na owns 6,138 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.01% or 6,210 shares. Sit Invest Assoc owns 0% invested in Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) for 1,175 shares.

Murphy USA Inc. operates a chain of retail stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.57 billion. The companyÂ’s retail stores offer motor fuel products and convenience merchandise. It has a 11.11 P/E ratio. As of January 3, 2017, it operated approximately 1,400 retail stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest United States.

New York State Common Retirement Fund increased Ametek Inc (NYSE:AME) stake by 10,000 shares to 793,280 valued at $52.39 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT) stake by 10,000 shares and now owns 533,900 shares. Udr Inc (NYSE:UDR) was raised too.

Among 40 analysts covering Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources had 150 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 6 by Topeka Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group given on Monday, August 29. Bernstein maintained the shares of PXD in report on Friday, November 3 with “Outperform” rating. Wunderlich maintained the shares of PXD in report on Wednesday, November 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, June 15. The company was initiated on Monday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by iBERIA Capital Partners with “Outperform”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 27. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, March 15. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, August 7.

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