Media stories about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a news sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0177846010695 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE DLNG) traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $11.85. 64,176 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 317,688. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 2.95 and a quick ratio of 2.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $599.05, a P/E ratio of 14.63 and a beta of 1.07. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 52-week low of $10.66 and a 52-week high of $17.93.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 11th will be given a dividend of $0.4225 per share. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a yield of 14.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 10th. Dynagas LNG Partners’s payout ratio is 208.64%.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price (down from $18.00) on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.

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Dynagas LNG Partners Company Profile

Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a limited partnership, which focuses on owning and operating liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company’s vessels are employed on multi-year time charters with international energy companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six LNG carriers, consisting of the three LNG carriers in its Initial Fleet, the Clean Energy, the Ob River and the Amur River, and three 2013-built Ice Class LNG carriers that the Company acquired from its Sponsor the Arctic Aurora, the Yenisei River, and the Lena River (collectively referred as its Fleet).

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