News articles about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.9833662890415 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have commented on HMLP. Zacks Investment Research cut Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine raised Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on Hoegh LNG Partners from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. BidaskClub cut Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, TheStreet raised Hoegh LNG Partners from a “d” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.63.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $17.50. The company had a trading volume of 53,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 56,465. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. Hoegh LNG Partners has a one year low of $16.90 and a one year high of $20.65. The company has a market capitalization of $344.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.46, a PEG ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 0.98.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 24th. The shipping company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.08). Hoegh LNG Partners had a net margin of 38.90% and a return on equity of 7.77%. The firm had revenue of $35.02 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.94 million. research analysts predict that Hoegh LNG Partners will post 1.3 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 2nd were given a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.83%. Hoegh LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 109.55%.

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Hoegh LNG Partners Company Profile

Hoegh LNG Partners LP owns, operates and acquires floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and other LNG infrastructure assets under long-term charters. The Company’s segments include Majority held FSRUs, Joint venture FSRUs and other. The Majority held FSRUs segment includes the direct financing lease related to the PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGN) FSRU Lampung and the operating lease related to the Hoegh Gallant.

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