Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE:DLNG) shares fell 9% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $6.66 and last traded at $6.09. 5,532 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average session volume of 130,861 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.69.

Several research firms have commented on DLNG. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine lowered Dynagas LNG Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Friday. B. Riley initiated coverage on Dynagas LNG Partners in a research report on Friday, November 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.50 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.47.

The company has a market capitalization of $237.66 million, a P/E ratio of 8.20, a PEG ratio of 19.49 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 2.81, a current ratio of 2.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.19.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 15th. The shipping company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $31.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.82 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a return on equity of 8.93% and a net margin of 7.78%. Research analysts expect that Dynagas LNG Partners LP will post 0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 19th were paid a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 18th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 16.47%. Dynagas LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 135.14%.

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Dynagas LNG Partners Company Profile (NYSE:DLNG)

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. The company owns and operates liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. As of March 9, 2018, its fleet consisted of six LNG carriers with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 914,000 cubic meters.

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