News headlines about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.2374491855282 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
DLNG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $17.00 to $11.00 in a report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price (down previously from $18.00) on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a report on Thursday, December 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.
Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) traded down $0.20 on Friday, reaching $10.80. 213,630 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 197,996. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 12-month low of $10.49 and a 12-month high of $17.93. The company has a current ratio of 2.95, a quick ratio of 2.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.78. The company has a market capitalization of $545.51, a P/E ratio of 13.33 and a beta of 1.14.
Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The shipping company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.02). Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 18.63% and a return on equity of 15.57%. analysts forecast that Dynagas LNG Partners will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 11th were paid a $0.4225 dividend. This represents a $1.69 annualized dividend and a yield of 15.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 10th. Dynagas LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 208.64%.
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Dynagas LNG Partners Company Profile
Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a limited partnership, which focuses on owning and operating liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company’s vessels are employed on multi-year time charters with international energy companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six LNG carriers, consisting of the three LNG carriers in its Initial Fleet, the Clean Energy, the Ob River and the Amur River, and three 2013-built Ice Class LNG carriers that the Company acquired from its Sponsor the Arctic Aurora, the Yenisei River, and the Lena River (collectively referred as its Fleet).
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