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Exterran Holdings (NYSE:EXH) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, American Banking News.com reports.

The analysts wrote, “Exterran Holdings (EXH) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.”

Shares of Exterran Holdings (NYSE:EXH) traded up 2.75% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $39.29. The stock had a trading volume of 445,040 shares. Exterran Holdings has a 52 week low of $23.25 and a 52 week high of $39.11. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.20 and a 200-day moving average of $31.29. The company has a market cap of $2.516 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.61.

Exterran Holdings (NYSE:EXH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 25th. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $739.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $728.32 million. On average, analysts predict that Exterran Holdings will post $0.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 14th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.57%.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Howard Weil raised their price target on shares of Exterran Holdings from $42.00 to $44.00 in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a “sector outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Davidson raised their price target on shares of Exterran Holdings from $35.00 to $42.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Exterran Holdings from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Exterran Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.46.

Exterran Holdings, Inc (NYSE:EXH) is engaged in the full-service natural gas compression business.

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