Could Usa Compression Partners LP Decline After Today’s Tip From Option Traders?

 Could Usa Compression Partners LP Decline After Today's Tip From Option Traders?

In today’s session Usa Compression Partners LP (USAC) registered an unusually high (96) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 call, expecting serious USAC increase. With 96 contracts traded and 13674 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: USAC170317C00020000 closed last at: $0.5 or 16.7% down. About 24,434 shares traded hands. Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) has risen 18.25% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.05 EPS, down 96.67% or $1.45 from last year’s $1.5 per share. USAC’s profit will be $3.34M for 86.15 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by Usa Compression Partners LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) Ratings Coverage

Out of 4 analysts covering USA Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. USA Compression Partners LP has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, May 12 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. FBR Capital initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 9 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, November 6 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan on Tuesday, July 28. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Monday, January 11 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, June 21 by Goldman Sachs.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “USA Compression Partners, LP is engaged in providing compression services primarily in the United States. It designs, engineers, operates and maintains natural gas compressor packages. The Company’s customer base is comprised of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas. It generally provides its compression services primarily under long-term, fixed fee contracts. USA Compression Partners, LP is headquartered in Austin, Texas.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.45, from 1.38 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 9 funds sold all Usa Compression Partners LP shares owned while 12 reduced positions. 12 funds bought stakes while 17 increased positions. They now own 55.05 million shares or 0.52% less from 55.33 million shares in 2016Q1.
Glob X Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 2,239 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Corporation reported 58,504 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Invesco Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) for 81,501 shares. Lucas Cap Mngmt owns 106,606 shares or 1.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kanaly has 0% invested in Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) for 1,500 shares. Wealthtrust holds 0% of its portfolio in Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) for 115 shares. Natl Asset Management Inc last reported 23,289 shares in the company. Peak6 Invests Lp has 0% invested in the company for 4,281 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) for 1,203 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Incorporated holds 0% or 16,000 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 41,942 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. First Manhattan, a New York-based fund reported 2,680 shares. Moreover, Van Eck Assocs has 0.03% invested in Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) for 347,089 shares. Davenport & Co Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in the company for 16,300 shares. Lyon Street Limited Liability Corporation, a California-based fund reported 84,353 shares.

USA Compression Partners, LP is an independent well-known provider of compression services in the United States. The company has a market cap of $1.15 billion. The Firm provides compression services to its clients 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. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s segment is the compression services business.

USAC Company Profile

USA Compression Partners, LP, incorporated on June 7, 2011, is an independent well-known provider of compression services in the United States. The Firm provides compression services to its clients 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. The Company’s segment is the compression services business. The Company’s compression services play a role in the production, processing and transportation of both natural gas and crude oil. The Firm provides compression services in various shale plays across the United States, including the Utica, Marcellus, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Barnett, Haynesville, Niobrara and Fayetteville shales.

More news for Usa Compression Partners LP (NYSE:USAC) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “USA Compression Partners to Participate in the 2016 UBS MLP Conference” on January 08, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “USA Compression Partners, LP Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results and Updates …” and published on November 08, 2016 is yet another important article.

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