Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.1525230237782 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

HMLP has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine upgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Citigroup upped their price target on Hoegh LNG Partners from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.50.

Shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $17.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 71,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 57,272. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 52-week low of $16.90 and a 52-week high of $20.65. The company has a market capitalization of $344.90, a PE ratio of 16.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 2nd were given a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 1st. Hoegh LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 109.55%.

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About Hoegh LNG Partners

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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