Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Stock Price

News coverage about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 47.5093277420704 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) traded up 1.6437% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $21.9652. 206,061 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.9068 and a beta of 0.94. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $21.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.29. Golar LNG Partners has a 52 week low of $18.32 and a 52 week high of $25.82.

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.12. Golar LNG Partners had a return on equity of 31.69% and a net margin of 43.94%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Golar LNG Partners will post $1.98 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 14th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were given a $0.5775 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.69%. Golar LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 82.21%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $23.00 price target on shares of Golar LNG Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Golar LNG Partners presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.25.

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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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