Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Share Price

Headlines about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 45.8954374816922 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) traded up $0.33 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $23.14. The company had a trading volume of 207,672 shares, compared to its average volume of 295,010. Golar LNG Partners has a 1 year low of $18.77 and a 1 year high of $25.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95. The stock has a market cap of $1,600.00, a P/E ratio of 10.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.87.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine lowered Golar LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Stifel Nicolaus raised Golar LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Jefferies Group started coverage on Golar LNG Partners in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price target for the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised Golar LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.75.

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Golar LNG Partners Company Profile

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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