Media stories about Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Investment earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.0033486766796 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of NASDAQ GAIN traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $11.91. 91,136 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 113,311. The stock has a market cap of $390.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.52 and a beta of 0.53. Gladstone Investment has a 52-week low of $9.00 and a 52-week high of $12.26.

Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 15th. The investment management company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $15.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.88 million. Gladstone Investment had a return on equity of 7.64% and a net margin of 104.00%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Gladstone Investment will post 0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.067 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.75%. Gladstone Investment’s dividend payout ratio is 97.56%.

GAIN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Gladstone Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 11th. ValuEngine cut Gladstone Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Gladstone Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Gladstone Investment currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.33.

About Gladstone Investment

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability company interests, and warrants or options.

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