Press coverage about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 44.9931153168494 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. BidaskClub raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ABN Amro assumed coverage on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research note on Monday, October 30th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.75.
Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ GMLP) traded down $0.75 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $21.04. 500,221 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,139. Golar LNG Partners has a 12 month low of $18.77 and a 12 month high of $25.17. The company has a market capitalization of $1,460.00, a P/E ratio of 9.27, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95.
Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 11th. The shipping company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.03). Golar LNG Partners had a return on equity of 25.88% and a net margin of 38.29%. The company had revenue of $105.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $96.00 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Golar LNG Partners will post 1.76 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be paid a $0.5775 dividend. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. Golar LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 101.76%.
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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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