Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE:DLNG) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $5.32.

Several brokerages recently commented on DLNG. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 11th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, B. Riley downgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $10.50 to $2.65 in a research report on Monday, January 28th.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DLNG. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC purchased a new position in Dynagas LNG Partners during the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Dynagas LNG Partners during the 4th quarter valued at $234,000. Deutsche Bank AG increased its position in Dynagas LNG Partners by 9,163.4% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 192,400 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $648,000 after purchasing an additional 190,323 shares during the period. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new position in Dynagas LNG Partners during the 1st quarter valued at $39,000.

Shares of NYSE DLNG traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $2.30. The stock had a trading volume of 59,318 shares, compared to its average volume of 252,257. The company has a quick ratio of 2.65, a current ratio of 5.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.58. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 1 year low of $2.16 and a 1 year high of $9.52. The company has a market cap of $82.79 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.58 and a beta of 0.89.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 21st. The shipping company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.06). Dynagas LNG Partners had a return on equity of 6.33% and a net margin of 2.84%. The firm had revenue of $31.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.41 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dynagas LNG Partners will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current year.

About Dynagas LNG Partners

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. The company owns and operates liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. As of March 9, 2018, its fleet consisted of six LNG carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 914,000 cubic meters.

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