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How to buy USA Compression Partners stock

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USA Compression Partners, LP is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. USA Compression Partners shares (USAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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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 USA Compression Partners. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: USAC. 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 USA Compression Partners 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. 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 USA Compression Partners, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of USA Compression Partners. 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.

USA Compression Partners share price

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USA Compression Partners shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-20.
52-week rangeUSD$3.0277 - USD$16.45
50-day moving average USD$13.2921
200-day moving average USD$11.6548
Wall St. target priceUSD$14
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$2.1 (13.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.234

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Is it a good time to buy USA Compression Partners stock?

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Is USA Compression Partners under- or over-valued?

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

USA Compression Partners's EBITDA

USA Compression Partners's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$417.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a USA Compression Partners's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

USA Compression Partners financials

Revenue TTM USD$687.5 million
Operating margin TTM 26.17%
Gross profit TTM USD$473.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.33%
Return on equity TTM -45.09%
Profit margin -84.94%
Book value $4.145
Market capitalisation USD$1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting USA Compression Partners shares

There are currently 469,060 USA Compression Partners shares held short by investors – that's known as USA Compression Partners's "short interest". This figure is 22.7% down from 606,474 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting USA Compression Partners shares can be evaluated.

USA Compression Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

USA Compression Partners's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of USA Compression Partners shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of USA Compression Partners shares traded daily (recently around 179716.47509579). USA Compression Partners's SIR currently stands at 2.61. In other words for every 100,000 USA Compression Partners shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2610 shares are currently held short.

However USA Compression Partners's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of USA Compression Partners shares, or, against the total number of tradable USA Compression Partners shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case USA Compression Partners's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 USA Compression Partners shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0151% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable USA Compression Partners shares, roughly 15 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 USA Compression Partners.

Find out more about how you can short USA Compression Partners stock.

USA Compression Partners share dividends

We're not expecting USA Compression Partners to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

USA Compression Partners share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, USA Compression Partners's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.0277 up to $16.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

USAC.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 USA Compression Partners's is 2.2861. This would suggest that USA Compression Partners's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

USA Compression Partners overview

USA Compression Partners, LP, together with its subsidiaries, provides compression services under fixed-term contracts to oil companies and independent producers, processors, gatherers, and transporters of natural gas and crude oil. The company also designs, engineers, owns, operates, and maintains natural gas compression packages. In addition, it provides compression services in shale plays primarily in the Utica, Marcellus, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Woodford, Barnett, Haynesville, Niobrara, and Fayetteville shales in the Unites States. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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