Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.1900037618248 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.

Shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) traded down $0.10 on Friday, hitting $17.40. The stock had a trading volume of 50,996 shares, compared to its average volume of 69,200. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 0.64. The firm has a market cap of $343.91, a P/E ratio of 16.42, a PEG ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 0.94. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 12 month low of $16.90 and a 12 month high of $20.65.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 2nd were paid a $0.43 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 1st. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.89%. Hoegh LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 109.55%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on HMLP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. TheStreet upgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “d” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Citigroup raised their target price on Hoegh LNG Partners from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.63.

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Hoegh LNG Partners Company Profile

Hoegh LNG Partners LP owns, operates and acquires floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers and other LNG infrastructure assets under long-term charters. The Company’s segments include Majority held FSRUs, Joint venture FSRUs and other. The Majority held FSRUs segment includes the direct financing lease related to the PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) Tbk (PGN) FSRU Lampung and the operating lease related to the Hoegh Gallant.

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