Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 47.228124889162 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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HMLP has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hoegh LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Bank of America lowered their price objective on Hoegh LNG Partners from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Hoegh LNG Partners from $20.50 to $20.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Hoegh LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.60.

Shares of Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE HMLP) traded down $0.10 on Friday, reaching $16.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 251,838 shares, compared to its average volume of 139,718. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.73. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 12-month low of $16.42 and a 12-month high of $20.65. The company has a market capitalization of $328.23, a PE ratio of 11.37, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.89.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The shipping company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.23. Hoegh LNG Partners had a return on equity of 10.71% and a net margin of 33.99%. The firm had revenue of $37.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.21 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 61.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Hoegh LNG Partners will post 1.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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