News headlines about Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Golar LNG earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0293584049366 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Golar LNG (GLNG) opened at $29.37 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2,970.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.79, a P/E/G ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 0.96. Golar LNG has a fifty-two week low of $19.32 and a fifty-two week high of $31.64. The company has a quick ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th were issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. Golar LNG’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -10.75%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Golar LNG from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Golar LNG in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Cowen raised their target price on shares of Golar LNG from $41.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Golar LNG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, ABN Amro upgraded shares of Golar LNG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.17.

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About Golar LNG

Golar LNG Limited is a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company engaged primarily in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction and trading of LNG. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRUs) through its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the development of LNG projects, such as floating LNGs (FLNGs).

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