USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “USA Compression Partners, LP is engaged in providing compression services primarily in the United States. It designs, engineers, operates and maintains natural gas compressor packages. The Company’s customer base is comprised of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas. It generally provides its compression services primarily under long-term, fixed fee contracts. USA Compression Partners, LP is headquartered in Austin, Texas. “

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of USA Compression Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st.

Shares of USA Compression Partners, (USAC) opened at 15.08 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $922.56 million, a P/E ratio of 186.17 and a beta of 1.16. USA Compression Partners, has a 52 week low of $14.30 and a 52 week high of $19.78. The company’s 50-day moving average is $16.74 and its 200 day moving average is $17.06.

USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The oil and gas company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05. USA Compression Partners, had a net margin of 1.20% and a return on equity of 1.38%. The firm had revenue of $66 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $65.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.05 earnings per share. USA Compression Partners,’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that USA Compression Partners, will post $0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of USAC. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of USA Compression Partners, by 0.5% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 21,502 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $315,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Albert D Mason Inc. raised its stake in shares of USA Compression Partners, by 0.7% in the first quarter. Albert D Mason Inc. now owns 28,016 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $473,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of USA Compression Partners, by 5.9% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 8,788 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 490 shares during the period. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of USA Compression Partners, by 4.6% in the third quarter. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. now owns 13,075 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $246,000 after buying an additional 575 shares during the period. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake in shares of USA Compression Partners, by 0.3% in the first quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 203,846 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,443,000 after buying an additional 652 shares during the period.

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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