Emerge Energy Services LP (NYSE:EMES) Director Mark A. Gottfredson acquired 68,850 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.66 per share, with a total value of $596,241.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 65,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $570,174.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES) opened at $8.86 on Friday. Emerge Energy Services LP has a fifty-two week low of $5.65 and a fifty-two week high of $24.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.04.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Emerge Energy Services during the 1st quarter worth approximately $165,000. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. lifted its holdings in Emerge Energy Services by 53.8% during the 2nd quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 16,000 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 5,600 shares in the last quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust acquired a new stake in Emerge Energy Services during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $132,000. Sanders Morris Harris LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Emerge Energy Services in the 2nd quarter valued at $151,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Emerge Energy Services by 13.2% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 17,433 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $156,000 after purchasing an additional 2,027 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 30.25% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on EMES. BidaskClub raised shares of Emerge Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerge Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Emerge Energy Services in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Cowen and Company set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Emerge Energy Services and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Emerge Energy Services in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.13.

Emerge Energy Services Company Profile

Emerge Energy Services LP owns, operates, acquires and develops a portfolio of energy service assets. The Company operates through Sand segment. The Company conducts its Sand operations through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS). The Company’s Sand business mines, processes and distributes silica sand, an input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.

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