Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
News coverage about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0827488107604 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
DLNG has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.20.
Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) opened at $12.54 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $444.33, a P/E ratio of 9.09 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 3.11, a quick ratio of 3.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.65. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 52-week low of $12.21 and a 52-week high of $17.93.
Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 5th. The shipping company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $31.98 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.70 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 26.03% and a return on equity of 19.22%. equities analysts expect that Dynagas LNG Partners will post 0.78 EPS for the current year.
About Dynagas LNG Partners
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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