Archrock (AROC) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.17

Media stories about Archrock (NYSE:AROC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Archrock earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.3641123082968 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Archrock (NYSE AROC) remained flat at $$9.40 during trading hours on Tuesday. 87,193 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,059,504. Archrock has a one year low of $8.30 and a one year high of $13.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.93, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The stock has a market cap of $667.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.90 and a beta of 2.95.

Archrock (NYSE:AROC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The energy company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.07. Archrock had a negative return on equity of 2.31% and a net margin of 2.39%. The firm had revenue of $208.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.88 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.06) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Archrock will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 8th were paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 7th. Archrock’s payout ratio is -96.00%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on AROC shares. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Archrock in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Archrock from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine cut Archrock from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Capital One Financial upgraded Archrock from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Archrock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.25.

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About Archrock

Archrock, Inc is a natural gas contract operations services company. The Company also provides natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry throughout the United States and supplies aftermarket services to customers that own compression equipment in the United States.

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