NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of DHT (DHT) - Get Report were slumping in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday as Morgan Stanley cut its rating on the stock to "equal weight" from "overweight."

The firm has a $5.50 price target on shares of the Bermuda-based owner and operator of a fleet of crude oil tankers.

Morgan Stanley expects crude tanker demand to lag fleet supply in 2017 and 2018, according to the Fly. Additionally, the firm sees potential pressure on the dividend.

About 3 million of the company's shares changed hands so far today vs. its average 30-day volume of 2.42 million shares per day.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of B- on the stock.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins.

The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: DHT

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