Media coverage about Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.7349779220799 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE:TGP) remained flat at $$17.20 during trading hours on Wednesday. 153,079 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 301,173. The company has a market capitalization of $1,365.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.71 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 0.32 and a current ratio of 0.32. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has a 1-year low of $13.80 and a 1-year high of $19.90.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were paid a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. Teekay LNG Partners L.P.’s dividend payout ratio is 68.29%.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Teekay LNG Partners L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. TheStreet downgraded Teekay LNG Partners L.P. from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. in a report on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Teekay LNG Partners L.P. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, UBS AG cut their target price on Teekay LNG Partners L.P. from $26.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.50.

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Teekay LNG Partners L.P. Company Profile

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is an international provider of marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and crude oil. The Company’s fleet, excluding newbuildings, consists of approximately 30 LNG carriers (including the six MALT LNG Carriers, four RasGas 3 LNG Carriers, four Angola LNG Carriers and two Exmar LNG Carriers), over 20 LPG carriers (including 20 Exmar LPG Carriers), approximately seven Suezmax-class crude oil tankers and a Handymax product tanker, all of which are double-hulled.

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