Media coverage about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 47.228124889162 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Hoegh LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from $20.50 to $20.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Bank of America cut their price target on shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, March 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.60.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.60. 251,838 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 139,718. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. Hoegh LNG Partners has a fifty-two week low of $16.42 and a fifty-two week high of $20.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $328.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.37, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.89.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The shipping company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.23. Hoegh LNG Partners had a net margin of 33.99% and a return on equity of 10.71%. The firm had revenue of $37.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.21 million. Hoegh LNG Partners’s quarterly revenue was up 61.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Hoegh LNG Partners will post 1.48 EPS for the current year.

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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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