Media stories about USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. USA Compression Partners, earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.9229976401317 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $16.28. The stock had a trading volume of 44,779 shares, compared to its average volume of 84,670. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,002.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 108.53 and a beta of 1.16.

USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The oil and gas company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05. The company had revenue of $66.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.85 million. USA Compression Partners, had a return on equity of 1.38% and a net margin of 1.20%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.05 EPS. equities analysts forecast that USA Compression Partners, will post 0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 10th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 30th will be paid a $0.525 dividend. This represents a $2.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 12.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 27th. USA Compression Partners,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 7,000.00%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on USAC. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub downgraded USA Compression Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded USA Compression Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Janney Montgomery Scott began coverage on USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price objective for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded USA Compression Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. USA Compression Partners, presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.33.

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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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