Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 47.2909512516583 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

NYSE:DLNG traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, reaching $10.61. 61,279 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 141,953. The company has a market capitalization of $371.59, a PE ratio of 14.34 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.90, a quick ratio of 3.04 and a current ratio of 3.08. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 1-year low of $9.80 and a 1-year high of $17.93.

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Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The shipping company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $34.45 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.60 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 12.48% and a return on equity of 11.99%. research analysts predict that Dynagas LNG Partners will post 0.38 EPS for the current year.

DLNG has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine cut shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $17.00 to $11.00 in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from $13.00 to $11.50 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group began 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 for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Dynagas LNG Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.38.

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About Dynagas LNG Partners

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. The company owns and operates liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. As of March 20, 2017, its fleet consisted of six LNG carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 913,980 cubic meters.

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