Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE:EMES) hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $4.08 and last traded at $4.14, with a volume of 8040 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.50.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Emerge Energy Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Emerge Energy Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Emerge Energy Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. B. Riley cut their price objective on Emerge Energy Services from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Emerge Energy Services in a report on Monday, August 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.75.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $141.20 million, a PE ratio of -34.42 and a beta of 1.96.

Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The oil and gas company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $101.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $122.78 million. Emerge Energy Services had a net margin of 5.19% and a return on equity of 40.78%. Emerge Energy Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.11) EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Emerge Energy Services LP will post 1.06 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Emerge Energy Services news, Director Mark A. Gottfredson bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of $4.60 per share, for a total transaction of $46,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 125,082 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $575,377.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Private Advisor Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Emerge Energy Services by 88.2% in the 2nd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 19,100 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 8,950 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its holdings in shares of Emerge Energy Services by 42.1% in the 2nd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 198,162 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $1,413,000 after purchasing an additional 58,700 shares during the period. Sanders Morris Harris LLC increased its holdings in shares of Emerge Energy Services by 156.1% in the 2nd quarter. Sanders Morris Harris LLC now owns 88,600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $632,000 after purchasing an additional 54,000 shares during the period. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new position in shares of Emerge Energy Services in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,048,000. Institutional investors own 12.04% of the company’s stock.

About Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES)

Emerge Energy Services LP, through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC, operates an energy services company in the United States. It engages in mining, producing, and distributing silica sand, which is a primary input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. The company serves oilfield services companies, and exploration and production companies that are engaged in hydraulic fracturing.

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