Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE:DLNG) shares traded down 18.6% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $1.44 and last traded at $1.53. 568,379 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 521% from the average session volume of 91,590 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.88.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Dynagas LNG Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 30th. Morgan Stanley set a $3.00 price target on Dynagas LNG Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. B. Riley cut Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $10.50 to $2.65 in a research note on Monday, January 28th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group cut Dynagas LNG Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Dynagas LNG Partners has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.95.

The company has a current ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.31.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 21st. The shipping company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $31.02 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.41 million. Dynagas LNG Partners had a net margin of 2.84% and a return on equity of 6.33%. As a group, research analysts expect that Dynagas LNG Partners LP will post 0.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 3rd were paid a $0.0625 dividend. This represents a $0.25 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 16.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 2nd. Dynagas LNG Partners’s payout ratio is currently 104.17%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wiley BROS. Aintree Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in the fourth quarter valued at $30,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in the fourth quarter valued at $234,000. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in the first quarter valued at $39,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in the first quarter valued at $2,057,000. Finally, Nut Tree Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Dynagas LNG Partners in the first quarter valued at $610,000.

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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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