Comparing Nordic American Tanker (NAT) & Dynagas LNG Partners (DLNG)

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE: DLNG) and Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.8% of Dynagas LNG Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.7% of Nordic American Tanker shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Dynagas LNG Partners and Nordic American Tanker, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Dynagas LNG Partners02202.50
Nordic American Tanker24101.86

Dynagas LNG Partners currently has a consensus price target of $13.38, suggesting a potential upside of 27.87%. Nordic American Tanker has a consensus price target of $2.75, suggesting a potential upside of 26.15%. Given Dynagas LNG Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Dynagas LNG Partners is more favorable than Nordic American Tanker.

Profitability

This table compares Dynagas LNG Partners and Nordic American Tanker’s net margins, return on equity and return on asse....

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