News stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.920121267926 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Monitoring a Technical Look at the facts Behind Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Murphy USA (MUSA) vs. Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP) folded -13.07% below from its SMA-50 – The Stocks News (press release) (thestocksnews.com)
- Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP) Stock is In Active Momentum on technical Analysis – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- Golar LNG Partners LP (GMLP) Hot Earnings to Be Consideration – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
A number of research firms have recently commented on GMLP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Bank of America cut their target price on shares of Golar LNG Partners from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Golar LNG Partners in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Golar LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.60.
Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The shipping company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $90.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.09 million. Golar LNG Partners had a net margin of 29.85% and a return on equity of 17.19%. analysts predict that Golar LNG Partners will post 1.16 EPS for the current year.
Golar LNG Partners declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, March 5th that authorizes the company to buyback $25.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the shipping company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
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About Golar LNG Partners
Golar LNG Partners LP owns and operates floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under long-term time charters. The Company operates through the LNG market segment. The Company’s fleet consists of approximately six FSRUs and over four LNG carriers. The Company’s FSRU vessels include Golar Spirit, Golar Winter, Golar Freeze, NR Satu, Golar Igloo and Golar Eskimo.
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