Media coverage about Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 46.1154246058435 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Golar LNG in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price target for the company. BidaskClub raised shares of Golar LNG from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Cowen raised their price target on shares of Golar LNG from $41.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golar LNG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, ABN Amro raised shares of Golar LNG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Golar LNG has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.17.

Golar LNG (NASDAQ GLNG) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $29.23. 1,379,027 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,224,982. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,950.00, a PE ratio of -15.72 and a beta of 0.97. Golar LNG has a fifty-two week low of $19.32 and a fifty-two week high of $29.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.68%. Golar LNG’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -10.75%.

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Golar LNG Company Profile

Golar LNG Limited is a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company engaged primarily in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction and trading of LNG. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRUs) through its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the development of LNG projects, such as floating LNGs (FLNGs).

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