Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE:LPG) shares hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $5.59 and last traded at $5.63, with a volume of 154,980 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.79.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Dorian LPG from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. ABN Amro cut Dorian LPG from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 30th.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $6.46 and its 200 day moving average is $8.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $302.32 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.74.

Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.05. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. The company earned $50.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.90 million. Dorian LPG’s revenue for the quarter was up 54.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Dorian LPG Ltd. will post $0.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO John C. Hadjipateras bought 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 29th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.39 per share, for a total transaction of $147,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,279,744 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,847,308.16. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Dorian LPG Ltd is a pure-play liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping company, based in the Marshall Islands. The Company operates three very large gas carriers (VLGC) and one pressurized LPG vessel. Additionally, it contracts for 16 fuel-efficient VLGC newbuildings, with deliveries scheduled for 2014 and 2015.

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