News stories about Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hoegh LNG Partners earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.8733557466653 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

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HMLP has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Hoegh LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.50.

Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) opened at $19.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $380.63, a PE ratio of 12.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.70 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. Hoegh LNG Partners has a 1-year low of $16.90 and a 1-year high of $20.65.

Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The shipping company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.28). Hoegh LNG Partners had a return on equity of 7.77% and a net margin of 38.90%. equities research analysts predict that Hoegh LNG Partners will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.03%. Hoegh LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 109.55%.

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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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