Usa Compression Partners (USAC) Receiving Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Usa Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, AlphaOne reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Usa Compression Partners earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on USAC. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Usa Compression Partners in a research note on Friday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Usa Compression Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 28th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Usa Compression Partners in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th.

Usa Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) traded up 0.88% on Thursday, reaching $17.14. The company had a trading volume of 61,666 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a PE ratio of 81.62 and a beta of 1.23. The company’s 50-day moving average is $16.88 and its 200-day moving average is $17.75. Usa Compression Partners has a 52-week low of $12.03 and a 52-week high of $19.78.

Usa Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 13th. The oil and gas company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05. Usa Compression Partners had a return on equity of 2.79% and a net margin of 4.86%. The company earned $74.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.84 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($3.02) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Usa Compression Partners will post $0.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Usa Compression Partners Company Profile

USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent provider of compression services in the United States. The Company provides compression services to its customers primarily in connection with infrastructure applications, including both allowing for the processing and transportation of natural gas through the domestic pipeline system and managing crude oil production through artificial lift processes.

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