Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.4878089115512 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on GMLP shares. ABN Amro started coverage on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a report on Monday, October 30th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a report on Friday, September 22nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.25.
Shares of Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) opened at $20.94 on Friday. Golar LNG Partners has a 52 week low of $18.77 and a 52 week high of $25.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,495.21, a PE ratio of 7.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a quick ratio of 1.77, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01.
Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.12. Golar LNG Partners had a return on equity of 31.12% and a net margin of 43.94%. equities analysts anticipate that Golar LNG Partners will post 1.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Monday, October 30th were paid a $0.5775 dividend. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 27th. Golar LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 77.78%.
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Golar LNG Partners Company Profile
Golar LNG Partners LP owns and operates floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under long-term time charters. The Company operates through the LNG market segment. The Company’s fleet consists of approximately six FSRUs and over four LNG carriers. The Company’s FSRU vessels include Golar Spirit, Golar Winter, Golar Freeze, NR Satu, Golar Igloo and Golar Eskimo.
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