Media coverage about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.0698419126662 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
Shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) traded down $0.30 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.00. The company had a trading volume of 74,727 shares, compared to its average volume of 92,985. The company has a market cap of $592.58, a P/E ratio of 9.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 0.88. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 1-year low of $16.90 and a 1-year high of $20.65. The company has a current ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01.
Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 16th. The shipping company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.28). Hoegh LNG Partners had a return on equity of 7.77% and a net margin of 38.90%. equities research analysts forecast that Hoegh LNG Partners will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.56%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 31st. Hoegh LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 89.58%.
HMLP has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.50.
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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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