Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:NGS) CEO Stephen Charles Taylor sold 3,874 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total transaction of $110,718.92. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE NGS) traded down 0.18% during trading on Thursday, hitting $28.50. 11,492 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $25.03 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.69. The company has a market cap of $368.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 110.47 and a beta of 1.28. Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $20.65 and a 52 week high of $34.50.

Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.04). Natural Gas Services Group had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 1.41%. The business had revenue of $16.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.10 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. will post $0.18 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Natural Gas Services Group by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 30,140 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $969,000 after buying an additional 225 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Natural Gas Services Group by 4.0% in the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 9,070 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 350 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Natural Gas Services Group by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,594 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $198,000 after buying an additional 504 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Natural Gas Services Group by 0.6% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 89,885 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,234,000 after buying an additional 579 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Natural Gas Services Group by 4.4% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 14,148 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $369,000 after buying an additional 599 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.28% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have weighed in on NGS shares. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Natural Gas Services Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Imperial Capital started coverage on shares of Natural Gas Services Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.67.

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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