EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) _ Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $128.8 million.
The El Dorado, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $4.79 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $3.39 per share.
The gasoline station operator posted revenue of $4.46 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.34 billion.
Murphy USA shares have climbed 13% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $147.93, a rise of 11% in the last 12 months.
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