Equities analysts expect USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) to post earnings of ($0.05) per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for USA Compression Partners’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.09) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.01). USA Compression Partners reported earnings of $0.07 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 171.4%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that USA Compression Partners will report full year earnings of ($0.46) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.50) to ($0.42). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of ($0.15) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.37) to $0.03. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for USA Compression Partners.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut USA Compression Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. B. Riley set a $21.00 target price on USA Compression Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $18.00 target price on USA Compression Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 9th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded USA Compression Partners from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine cut USA Compression Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.17.

USAC traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $14.99. 105,297 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 246,581. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21. USA Compression Partners has a one year low of $12.09 and a one year high of $19.28. The stock has a market cap of $1.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 93.69 and a beta of 1.33.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 28th were given a dividend of $0.525 per share. This represents a $2.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 14.01%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, January 25th. USA Compression Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 1,312.50%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in USAC. First Foundation Advisors acquired a new stake in shares of USA Compression Partners during the fourth quarter worth about $143,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in shares of USA Compression Partners by 11.2% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 11,631 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $151,000 after purchasing an additional 1,170 shares during the period. Tortoise Index Solutions LLC raised its position in shares of USA Compression Partners by 104.6% during the fourth quarter. Tortoise Index Solutions LLC now owns 11,718 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $152,000 after purchasing an additional 5,992 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of USA Compression Partners during the fourth quarter worth about $156,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of USA Compression Partners during the second quarter worth about $285,000. 37.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About USA Compression Partners

USA Compression Partners, LP provides compression services under term contracts with customers in the natural gas and crude oil industries in the United States. The company engineers, designs, operates, services, and repairs its compression units; and maintains related support inventory and equipment.

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