Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.15

Media stories about Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 46.392928659907 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Golar LNG Limited (GLNG) opened at 21.45 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $2.10 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $21.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $24.32. Golar LNG Limited has a 52 week low of $19.85 and a 52 week high of $29.18.

Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported ($0.51) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.40) by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $28.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.03 million. Golar LNG Limited had a negative net margin of 179.35% and a negative return on equity of 7.78%. Equities research analysts expect that Golar LNG Limited will post ($1.87) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on GLNG shares. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (down from $29.00) on shares of Golar LNG Limited in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Golar LNG Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Golar LNG Limited in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Golar LNG Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective (down from $32.00) on shares of Golar LNG Limited in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Golar LNG Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.00.

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Golar LNG Limited 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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