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How to buy Natural Gas Services Group stock | $11.45

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Natural Gas Services Group, Inc is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Natural Gas Services Group shares (NGS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Natural Gas Services Group employs 270 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$70.8 million.

How to buy shares in Natural Gas Services Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Natural Gas Services Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NGS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Natural Gas Services Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$11.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Natural Gas Services Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Natural Gas Services Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Natural Gas Services Group share price

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Natural Gas Services Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$11.45
52-week rangeUSD$2.62 - USD$13.14
50-day moving average USD$10.3406
200-day moving average USD$8.2449
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio 80.6111
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.144

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Is it a good time to buy Natural Gas Services Group stock?

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Natural Gas Services Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.45 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-08) 16.72%
1 month (2020-12-17) 17.56%
3 months (2020-10-15) 21.29%
6 months (2020-07-15) 59.92%
1 year (2020-01-15) 1.96%
2 years (2019-01-15) -35.53%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 18.46

Is Natural Gas Services Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Natural Gas Services Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Natural Gas Services Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Natural Gas Services Group's P/E ratio

Natural Gas Services Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 81x. In other words, Natural Gas Services Group shares trade at around 81x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Natural Gas Services Group's PEG ratio

Natural Gas Services Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 12.99. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Natural Gas Services Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Natural Gas Services Group's EBITDA

Natural Gas Services Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$22.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Natural Gas Services Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Natural Gas Services Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$70.8 million
Gross profit TTM USD$34.1 million
Return on assets TTM -0.47%
Return on equity TTM 0.79%
Profit margin 2.79%
Book value $19.081
Market capitalisation USD$156.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Natural Gas Services Group shares

There are currently 52,192 Natural Gas Services Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Natural Gas Services Group's "short interest". This figure is 21.5% down from 66,468 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Natural Gas Services Group shares can be evaluated.

Natural Gas Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Natural Gas Services Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Natural Gas Services Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Natural Gas Services Group shares traded daily (recently around 35994.482758621). Natural Gas Services Group's SIR currently stands at 1.45. In other words for every 100,000 Natural Gas Services Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1450 shares are currently held short.

However Natural Gas Services Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Natural Gas Services Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Natural Gas Services Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Natural Gas Services Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Natural Gas Services Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0041% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Natural Gas Services Group shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Natural Gas Services Group.

Find out more about how you can short Natural Gas Services Group stock.

Natural Gas Services Group share dividends

We're not expecting Natural Gas Services Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Natural Gas Services Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Natural Gas Services Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.62 up to $13.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NGS.US volatility(beta: 2.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Natural Gas Services Group's is 2.2635. This would suggest that Natural Gas Services Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Natural Gas Services Group overview

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. provides natural gas compression services and equipment to the energy industry in the United States. It fabricates, manufactures, rents, and sells natural gas compressors and related equipment. The company primarily engages in the rental of compression units that provide small, medium, and large horsepower applications for unconventional oil and natural gas production. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 2,304 natural gas compression units in its rental fleet with 429,650 horsepower. The company also engages in the design, fabrication, and assembly of compressor components into compressor units for rental or sale; engineers and fabricates natural gas compressors; and designs and manufactures a line of reciprocating compressor frames, cylinders, and parts. In addition, it is involved in the design, fabrication, sale, installation, and service of flare stacks and related ignition and control devices for the onshore and offshore incineration of gas compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gases. Further, the company offers customer support services for its compressor and flare sales business; an exchange and rebuild program for small horsepower screw compressors; and maintains an inventory of new and used compressors. Its primary customers are exploration and production companies that utilize compressor units for artificial lift applications; E&P companies that focuses on natural gas-weighted production; and midstream companies. Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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