Royce & Associates LP purchased a new position in shares of Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 25,000 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $187,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AROC. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in shares of Archrock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $49,000. Signition LP purchased a new stake in shares of Archrock during the fourth quarter worth approximately $76,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Archrock by 234.3% during the fourth quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 12,917 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $97,000 after purchasing an additional 9,053 shares during the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new position in Archrock during the third quarter worth $127,000. Finally, Raymond James & Associates grew its holdings in Archrock by 10.4% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 21,545 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $161,000 after acquiring an additional 2,024 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AROC. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Archrock in a report on Friday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Archrock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Archrock from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Archrock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.00.

Shares of AROC stock opened at $9.90 on Friday. Archrock Inc has a 1-year low of $7.26 and a 1-year high of $13.75. The firm has a market cap of $1.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.63 and a beta of 2.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82.

Archrock (NYSE:AROC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 19th. The energy company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02. Archrock had a return on equity of 4.09% and a net margin of 2.33%. The firm had revenue of $233.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $232.15 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Archrock Inc will post 0.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Archrock

Archrock, Inc engages in the natural gas contract operations services business in the United States. The company provides natural gas compression services to customers in the oil and natural gas industry. It also offers aftermarket services, such as parts and components; and operation, maintenance, overhaul, and reconfiguration services to customers who own compression equipment.

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