ValuEngine lowered shares of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Friday. They set a neutral rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of USA Compression Partners, in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub lowered USA Compression Partners, from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered USA Compression Partners, from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $19.00.

USA Compression Partners, (NYSE USAC) opened at 15.60 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.07 and a 200 day moving average of $16.56. The company has a market cap of $960.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 472.73 and a beta of 1.17. USA Compression Partners, has a 52 week low of $14.30 and a 52 week high of $19.78.

USA Compression Partners, (NYSE:USAC) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The oil and gas company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05. The business had revenue of $66 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.05 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that USA Compression Partners, will post $0.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 1st were issued a dividend of $0.525 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 28th. This represents a $2.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 13.46%. USA Compression Partners,’s dividend payout ratio is 7,000.00%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its stake in USA Compression Partners, by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 8,788 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in USA Compression Partners, by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 203,846 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,443,000 after purchasing an additional 652 shares during the period. IHT Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in USA Compression Partners, in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $241,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in USA Compression Partners, by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 66,890 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,094,000 after purchasing an additional 654 shares during the period. Finally, Bard Associates Inc. increased its stake in USA Compression Partners, by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bard Associates Inc. now owns 232,157 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,798,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period.

USA Compression Partners, Company Profile

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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