Headlines about Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.41 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.9996720541374 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) opened at $24.70 on Friday. Natural Gas Services Group has a 52-week low of $22.40 and a 52-week high of $34.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $322.24, a P/E ratio of 138.33 and a beta of 1.28.
Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $15.91 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.05 million. Natural Gas Services Group had a return on equity of 0.98% and a net margin of 3.41%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS. research analysts expect that Natural Gas Services Group will post 0.16 earnings per share for the current year.
NGS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natural Gas Services Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Natural Gas Services Group in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Natural Gas Services Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Natural Gas Services Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.00.
In other news, CEO Stephen Charles Taylor sold 3,874 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total transaction of $110,718.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP James R. Hazlett sold 12,350 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total value of $346,047.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 50,375 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,411,507.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 6.88% of the stock is owned by 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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