What has caused a significant move in USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC)?

USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) is a stock to watch today. At current price of $16.12, the shares have already added 0.42 points (2.68% higher) from its previous close of $15.7. The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 98263 contracts so far this session. USAC shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 238.02 thousand shares, but with a 49.47 million float and a -5.76% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for USAC stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $19 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 17.87% from where the USAC share price has been trading recently which is between $15.57 and $16.02.

During the recent trading session for USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.23 over a week and tumble down $-1.96 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $19, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 07/23/19. The recent low of $12.09 stood for a -15.16% since 12/26/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.23 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for USA Compression Partners, LP, the two-week RSI stands at 37.81. This figure suggests that USAC stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current USAC readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 17.99% at this stage. This figure means that USAC share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC) would settle between $15.96/share to $16.21/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $15.51 mark, then the market for USA Compression Partners, LP becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $15.31 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.44. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Stifel lowered their recommendation on shares of USAC from Buy to Hold in their opinion released on October 17. Stifel, analysts launched coverage of USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) stock with a Buy recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on April 04. Analysts at UBS lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to January 03.

USAC equity has an average rating of 2.36, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 6 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 2 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 4 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 4 analysts rated USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

USA Compression Partners, LP (USAC)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 2.3% to hit $175990, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 19.1% from $584350 to a noteworthy $696160. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, USA Compression Partners, LP is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly -200% to hit $-0.01 per share. For the fiscal year, USAC’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 93% to hit $-0.03 per share.