Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne 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 news impact score of 0.11 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) traded up 0.2016% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $17.2948. The stock had a trading volume of 76,159 shares. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 12 month low of $12.36 and a 12 month high of $17.93. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.06 and a 200 day moving average of $15.98. The stock has a market cap of $614.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.2215 and a beta of 1.21.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 27th. The shipping company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 40.01% and a return on equity of 21.28%. The firm had revenue of $41.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.52 million. Analysts expect that Dynagas LNG Partners will post $1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 28th. Investors of record on Friday, April 21st will be given a dividend of $0.4225 per share. This represents a $1.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.79%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 19th. Dynagas LNG Partners’s payout ratio is presently 101.20%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Dynagas LNG Partners from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dynagas LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Finally, Clarkson Capital cut Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, March 1st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.36.

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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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