Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.11

Media headlines about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 47.0157971998504 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ GMLP) traded up 1.30% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $20.23. The company had a trading volume of 324,196 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $20.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.28 and a beta of 0.93. Golar LNG Partners has a 1-year low of $18.13 and a 1-year high of $25.82.

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 31st. The shipping company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.11. Golar LNG Partners had a return on equity of 28.97% and a net margin of 40.50%. The business had revenue of $101.39 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.79 million. Equities research analysts forecast that Golar LNG Partners will post $2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a $0.5775 dividend. This represents a $2.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. Golar LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 82.21%.

Several brokerages recently commented on GMLP. Zacks Investment Research lowered Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Golar LNG Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, June 18th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $22.00 target price (down from $24.00) on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Golar LNG Partners has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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