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Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Murphy USA Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 8 and a Sell Date of September 27 has resulted in a geometric average return of 11.97% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 4 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 5 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 4 years by an average of 7.02% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Discretionary sector, which runs from October 17 to April 12. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Discretionary Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 4 years of data is available for shares of MUSA, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Murphy USA Inc is an American retailer of gasoline products and convenience-store merchandise operating in the United States. The stores are 100% company-operated and 90% company-owned; most are adjacent to Walmart stores. The business also contains product supply and wholesale assets, such as product distribution terminals and pipelines. Murphy is positioned in the market as a low-price, high-volume fuel retailer selling through low-cost kiosks and small stores. The stores adjacent to Walmart offer a discount program. The amount of the discount offered can vary based on many factors, including state laws.

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