Media stories about KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KNOT Offshore Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.5943561997053 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on KNOP shares. BidaskClub downgraded KNOT Offshore Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded KNOT Offshore Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded KNOT Offshore Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.
KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) traded down $0.20 on Tuesday, hitting $19.70. The stock had a trading volume of 318,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 97,956. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63. The firm has a market cap of $650.61, a PE ratio of 8.65 and a beta of 0.70. KNOT Offshore Partners has a 1-year low of $19.15 and a 1-year high of $24.67.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.56%. KNOT Offshore Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 87.03%.
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KNOT Offshore Partners Company Profile
KNOT Offshore Partners LP (KNOT Offshore Partners or the Partnership), owns, operates and acquires shuttle tankers under long-term charters. The Partnership’s vessels in its fleet are chartered to Statoil ASA (Statoil), Petrobras Transporte SA (Transpetro), Repsol Sinopec Brasil, SA (Repsol), Royal Dutch Shell plc, ExxonMobil, and Eni Trading and Shipping S.p.A.
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