Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows
News headlines about Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0133051521214 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
HMLP has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub raised Hoegh LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. ValuEngine raised Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, TheStreet raised Hoegh LNG Partners from a “d” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.63.
Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) remained flat at $19.10 on Monday. 43,038 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $18.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.06. The firm has a market cap of $628.77 million and a P/E ratio of 9.38. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 1-year low of $17.05 and a 1-year high of $20.65.
Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 24th. The shipping company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.08). Hoegh LNG Partners had a net margin of 34.87% and a return on equity of 13.48%. The business had revenue of $35.02 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $31.94 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Hoegh LNG Partners will post $1.45 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 2nd will be paid a $0.43 dividend. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 1st.
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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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