Media headlines about Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dorian LPG earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.8917669010586 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research analysts have commented on LPG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dorian LPG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Clarkson Capital raised shares of Dorian LPG from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of Dorian LPG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, DNB Markets downgraded shares of Dorian LPG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dorian LPG has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.17.

Shares of Dorian LPG (LPG) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $7.40. 99,090 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 513,372. The company has a current ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. Dorian LPG has a 1 year low of $6.20 and a 1 year high of $11.28. The company has a market cap of $415.64, a P/E ratio of -27.41 and a beta of 1.05.

Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The shipping company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.15. Dorian LPG had a negative net margin of 8.92% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. The firm had revenue of $44.55 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.36) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Dorian LPG will post -0.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Dorian LPG news, major shareholder Group Ltd Bw purchased 726,460 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.53 per share, with a total value of $5,470,243.80. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Christina Tan acquired 10,000 shares of Dorian LPG stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $7.00 per share, for a total transaction of $70,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 39,475 shares in the company, valued at $276,325. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 1,836,460 shares of company stock valued at $13,570,244. 26.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Dorian LPG Company Profile

Dorian LPG Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is focused on owning and operating very large gas carrier (VLGCs) in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping industry. The Company is engaged in the transportation of LPG across the world through its ownership and operation of LPG tankers.

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