Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:NAP) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 170,484 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 147,912 shares.The stock last traded at $11.98 and had previously closed at $12.21.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on NAP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners in a research report on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. downgraded shares of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $12.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $243.74 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.49.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners (NYSE:NAP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.05. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. The company earned $22.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.17 million. Navios Maritime Midstream Partners’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP will post $1.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 10th will be issued a $0.4225 dividend. This represents a $1.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 14.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 8th.

Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. is a holding company. The Company is a limited partnership formed to own, operate and acquire crude oil tankers under long-term employment contracts. The Company may also seek to own, operate and acquire refined petroleum product tankers, chemical tankers and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers under long-term employment contracts.

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