Media stories about Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Natural Gas Services Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.061493833572 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Natural Gas Services Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. TheStreet raised Natural Gas Services Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Capital One Financial reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Natural Gas Services Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.
Shares of NYSE NGS remained flat at $$25.40 during mid-day trading on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 29,566 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,532. Natural Gas Services Group has a 52-week low of $22.40 and a 52-week high of $29.55. The firm has a market cap of $328.71, a P/E ratio of 230.91 and a beta of 1.24.
Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The oil and gas company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.01). Natural Gas Services Group had a net margin of 29.31% and a return on equity of 0.62%. The firm had revenue of $16.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.77 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Natural Gas Services Group will post 0.34 EPS for the current year.
In other Natural Gas Services Group news, Director David L. Bradshaw sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.29, for a total value of $68,225.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 17,353 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $473,563.37. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director John Chisholm sold 16,429 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.13, for a total transaction of $396,431.77. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 29,154 shares in the company, valued at $703,486.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 30,177 shares of company stock worth $777,819. 6.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Natural Gas Services Group Company Profile
Natural Gas Services Group, Inc is a provider of small to medium horsepower compression equipment to the natural gas industry. The Company focuses primarily on the non-conventional natural gas and oil production business in the United States, such as coal bed methane, gas shale, tight gas and oil shales.
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