Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Earns Media Sentiment Score of -0.12

Media headlines about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG)

Shares of Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) traded up 3.18% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $14.58. 177,174 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $517.95 million, a P/E ratio of 9.27 and a beta of 1.12. Dynagas LNG Partners has a 12 month low of $12.40 and a 12 month high of $17.93. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $15.32 and a 200-day moving average of $16.17.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 8th. The shipping company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $39.09 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.38 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 37.68% and a return on equity of 23.74%. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dynagas LNG Partners will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on DLNG shares. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Maxim Group set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Monday. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners to $13.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.21.

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About Dynagas LNG Partners

Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a limited partnership, which focuses on owning and operating liquid natural gas (LNG) carriers. The Company’s vessels are employed on multi-year time charters with international energy companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated a fleet of six LNG carriers, consisting of the three LNG carriers in its Initial Fleet, the Clean Energy, the Ob River and the Amur River, and three 2013-built Ice Class LNG carriers that the Company acquired from its Sponsor the Arctic Aurora, the Yenisei River, and the Lena River (collectively referred as its Fleet).

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