Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Impact Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) Share Price

Media headlines about Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dynagas LNG Partners earned a news impact score of 0.09 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 69 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s scoring:

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

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DLNG. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Dynagas LNG Partners to $13.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Maxim Group set a $20.00 price objective on Dynagas LNG Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on Dynagas LNG Partners from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Monday. 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 currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.21.

Shares of Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG) traded up 3.18% during trading on Friday, hitting $14.58. The stock had a trading volume of 177,174 shares. The firm has a market cap of $517.95 million, a price-to-earnings 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 stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.32 and a 200 day moving average of $16.17.

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

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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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