Media headlines about Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 40 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP)

Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) traded up 3.80% during trading on Friday, hitting $19.10. 54,092 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $628.60 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.28 and its 200-day moving average is $19.27. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 12 month low of $17.00 and a 12 month high of $20.65.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 24th. The shipping company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.04. Hoegh LNG Partners had a net margin of 106.97% and a return on equity of 33.57%. The firm had revenue of $35.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.17 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Hoegh LNG Partners will post $1.65 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $20.50 price target (down from $22.00) on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners in a research note on Tuesday. Barclays PLC set a $21.00 price target on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Hoegh LNG Partners has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.90.

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About Hoegh LNG Partners

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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