Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) – Analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Natural Gas Services Group in a report released on Thursday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst J. Gibney forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.13 per share for the quarter. Capital One Financial Corporation also issued estimates for Natural Gas Services Group’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS.

Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.01). Natural Gas Services Group had a net margin of 3.41% and a return on equity of 0.98%. The firm had revenue of $15.91 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.12 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis.

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Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research note on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.67.

Shares of Natural Gas Services Group (NGS) opened at $27.15 on Monday. Natural Gas Services Group has a one year low of $21.50 and a one year high of $34.50. The stock has a market cap of $355.24, a PE ratio of 152.50 and a beta of 1.33.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its position in Natural Gas Services Group by 33.3% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 928,700 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $23,078,000 after acquiring an additional 232,000 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in Natural Gas Services Group by 6.6% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 575,993 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $14,313,000 after acquiring an additional 35,559 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Natural Gas Services Group by 2.5% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 569,428 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $14,151,000 after acquiring an additional 14,127 shares during the last quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Natural Gas Services Group by 1.2% during the second quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 372,960 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $9,268,000 after acquiring an additional 4,275 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Natural Gas Services Group by 18.9% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 314,400 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $8,190,000 after acquiring an additional 49,900 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.05% of the company’s stock.

In other Natural Gas Services Group news, CEO Stephen Charles Taylor sold 3,874 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total transaction of $110,718.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP James R. Hazlett sold 12,350 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total transaction of $346,047.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 50,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,411,507.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 6.53% of the company’s stock.

Natural Gas Services Group Company Profile

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc is a provider of small to medium horsepower compression equipment to the natural gas industry. The Company focuses primarily on the non-conventional natural gas and oil production business in the United States, such as coal bed methane, gas shale, tight gas and oil shales.

Earnings History and Estimates for Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS)

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