Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.07

Headlines about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.1346509076679 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) traded down $0.30 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $20.74. 152,106 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 292,698. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.11, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.82. Golar LNG Partners has a 52-week low of $18.77 and a 52-week high of $23.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.01.

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 11th. The shipping company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $105.64 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $96.00 million. Golar LNG Partners had a net margin of 38.29% and a return on equity of 25.88%. analysts expect that Golar LNG Partners will post 1.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a $0.5775 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $2.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.14%. Golar LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 101.76%.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on GMLP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. ABN Amro started coverage on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Monday, October 30th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.75.

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About Golar LNG Partners

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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