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Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.01, Stock Ratings News reports. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NGS. Analysts at Global Hunter Securities downgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $32.00. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have a $33.80 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Capital One Financial Corp. upgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.95.

Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) traded up 0.03% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $30.77. 6,519 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Natural Gas Services Group has a 52 week low of $24.70 and a 52 week high of $34.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.92 and a 200-day moving average of $30.9. The company has a market cap of $383.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.02.

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc (NYSE:NGS), is a provider of small to medium horsepower compression equipment to the natural gas industry.

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