USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,149,008 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 356% from the previous session’s volume of 252,220 shares.The stock last traded at $17.28 and had previously closed at $17.18.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on USAC shares. ValuEngine raised USA Compression Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. B. Riley set a $21.00 price target on USA Compression Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised USA Compression Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.60.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 108.00 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11.

USA Compression Partners (NYSE:USAC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.64) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by ($0.56). The business had revenue of $166.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.67 million. USA Compression Partners had a positive return on equity of 2.24% and a negative net margin of 0.72%. equities research analysts predict that USA Compression Partners LP will post -0.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 10th. Investors of record on Monday, July 30th were paid a dividend of $0.525 per share. This represents a $2.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.15%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 27th. This is an increase from USA Compression Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. USA Compression Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 1,312.50%.

In related news, insider Usa Compression Holdings, Llc sold 5,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.00, for a total transaction of $80,000,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in USA Compression Partners by 41.8% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 16,784 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $284,000 after purchasing an additional 4,949 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its holdings in USA Compression Partners by 19.1% during the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 31,715 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $537,000 after purchasing an additional 5,091 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG increased its holdings in USA Compression Partners by 4,236.1% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 7,805 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $129,000 after purchasing an additional 7,625 shares in the last quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. increased its holdings in USA Compression Partners by 22.7% during the 1st quarter. Stockman Wealth Management Inc. now owns 45,902 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $777,000 after purchasing an additional 8,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in USA Compression Partners by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC now owns 164,877 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $2,791,000 after purchasing an additional 10,900 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.67% of the company’s stock.

USA Compression Partners Company Profile (NYSE:USAC)

USA Compression Partners, LP provides compression services under term contracts with customers in the natural gas and crude oil industries in the United States. The company engineers, designs, operates, services, and repairs its compression units; and maintains related support inventory and equipment.

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