Stifel Nicolaus reiterated their hold rating on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) in a research report released on Sunday morning. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a $9.00 price objective on the shipping company’s stock.

DLNG has been the subject of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Dynagas LNG Partners from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Dynagas LNG Partners from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Dynagas LNG Partners in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. They issued a hold rating and a $9.00 price target for the company. B. Riley assumed coverage on Dynagas LNG Partners in a research note on Friday, November 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $10.50 price target for the company. Finally, Maxim Group restated a buy rating on shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in a research note on Friday, November 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $10.38.

NYSE DLNG opened at $5.19 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $215.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.01, a P/E/G ratio of 16.26 and a beta of 1.16. Dynagas LNG Partners has a fifty-two week low of $5.05 and a fifty-two week high of $13.97. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 15th. The shipping company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $31.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.82 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 7.78% and a return on equity of 8.93%. Analysts forecast that Dynagas LNG Partners will post 0.37 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 26th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 19.27%. Dynagas LNG Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 135.14%.

Dynagas LNG Partners Company Profile

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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