News coverage about Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.7943594002012 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Reminder – Golar LNG (GLNG) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) stock price is trading above than the 200 day moving average with distance of 15.24% – Analyst Recommendation (press release) (blog) (analystrecommendation.com)
- Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) – Analyst rating score stands at 1.50 – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Will Post Earnings of -$0.21 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Holdings Decreased by Peak Asset Management LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
Golar LNG (NASDAQ:GLNG) opened at $29.10 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,070.00, a PE ratio of -15.16, a PEG ratio of 21.68 and a beta of 0.74. Golar LNG has a 1 year low of $19.32 and a 1 year high of $31.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.29 and a quick ratio of 0.41.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 14th will be given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 13th. Golar LNG’s payout ratio is presently -10.42%.
A number of analysts have commented on GLNG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Golar LNG from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Cowen increased their price target on shares of Golar LNG from $41.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Golar LNG from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Golar LNG in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $39.00 price target for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Golar LNG from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Golar LNG currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.83.
Golar LNG Company Profile
Golar LNG Limited is a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company engaged primarily in the transportation, regasification, liquefaction and trading of LNG. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, ownership, operation and chartering of LNG carriers and Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRUs) through its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the development of LNG projects, such as floating LNGs (FLNGs).
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