Media stories about Usa Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Usa Compression Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8575226517818 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- USA Compression Partners to pay $1.8B to significantly expand its natural gas business (bizjournals.com)
- ETP Continues to Focus on Balance Sheet Strengthening (finance.yahoo.com)
- B.Riley/FBR Upgrades USA Compression Partners LP (USAC) to Buy (streetinsider.com)
- Energy Transfer Partners Divests Compression Units for $1.8B (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Usa Compression Partners LP (USAC) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $75.82 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms have weighed in on USAC. B. Riley upgraded Usa Compression Partners from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $18.00 to $21.00 in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Usa Compression Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on Usa Compression Partners from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Usa Compression Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Usa Compression Partners presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.75.
Usa Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The oil and gas company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.01). Usa Compression Partners had a net margin of 3.63% and a return on equity of 1.62%. The firm had revenue of $72.79 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $68.82 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.04) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Usa Compression Partners will post 0.26 earnings per share for the current year.
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About Usa Compression Partners
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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