Shares of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.00.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on USAC shares. ValuEngine downgraded USA Compression Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on USA Compression Partners, in a report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised USA Compression Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub raised USA Compression Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of USA Compression Partners, in a report on Monday, July 31st.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USAC. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in USA Compression Partners, by 5.9% during the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 8,788 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $148,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new stake in USA Compression Partners, during the second quarter valued at approximately $225,000. IHT Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in USA Compression Partners, during the second quarter valued at approximately $241,000. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in USA Compression Partners, by 10.4% during the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 25,326 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $414,000 after purchasing an additional 2,376 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stockman Wealth Management Inc. boosted its holdings in USA Compression Partners, by 5.6% during the second quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. now owns 37,402 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $612,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of USA Compression Partners, (USAC) opened at 17.13 on Friday. USA Compression Partners, has a one year low of $14.30 and a one year high of $19.78. The company has a market cap of $1.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 519.09 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $16.35 and a 200 day moving average price of $16.37.

USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The oil and gas company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.05. The firm had revenue of $66.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $65.85 million. USA Compression Partners, had a return on equity of 1.38% and a net margin of 1.20%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.05 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that USA Compression Partners, will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.525 per share. This represents a $2.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.26%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 27th. USA Compression Partners,’s payout ratio is 7,000.00%.

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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