News stories about KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. KNOT Offshore Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6671481119272 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE KNOP) traded down 0.22% on Monday, reaching $22.60. 29,970 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.04 and a 200 day moving average of $22.57. The firm has a market cap of $678.07 million, a P/E ratio of 10.34 and a beta of 0.78. KNOT Offshore Partners has a 12-month low of $18.17 and a 12-month high of $24.67.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 31st. KNOT Offshore Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 89.27%.

Several brokerages have commented on KNOP. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KNOT Offshore Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet lowered shares of KNOT Offshore Partners from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.33.

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KNOT Offshore Partners Company Profile

KNOT Offshore Partners LP (KNOT Offshore Partners or the Partnership), owns, operates and acquires shuttle tankers under long-term charters. The Partnership’s vessels in its fleet are chartered to Statoil ASA (Statoil), Petrobras Transporte SA (Transpetro), Repsol Sinopec Brasil, SA (Repsol), Royal Dutch Shell plc, ExxonMobil, and Eni Trading and Shipping S.p.A.

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