News coverage about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a media sentiment score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Goldman Sachs BDC’s ranking:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on GSBD shares. TheStreet raised Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. National Securities lowered their target price on Goldman Sachs BDC from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Goldman Sachs BDC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 10th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (down previously from $20.50) on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Finally, Citigroup lowered their target price on Goldman Sachs BDC from $23.00 to $21.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.00.

NYSE GSBD traded down $0.02 on Tuesday, reaching $20.03. The stock had a trading volume of 2,258 shares, compared to its average volume of 113,945. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.78. Goldman Sachs BDC has a 1 year low of $17.73 and a 1 year high of $22.75. The company has a market capitalization of $809.28 million, a P/E ratio of 9.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 10.17 and a beta of 0.93.

Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.56 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.06. Goldman Sachs BDC had a return on equity of 12.08% and a net margin of 25.34%. The firm had revenue of $35.97 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.23 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Goldman Sachs BDC will post 1.97 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 28th will be paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 27th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.99%. Goldman Sachs BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 87.38%.

In other Goldman Sachs BDC news, insider Salvatore Lentini sold 30,809 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.38, for a total value of $627,887.42. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.30% of the company’s stock.

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Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile

Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a business development company specializing in middle market and mezzanine investment in private companies. It seeks to make capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, senior secured debt, junior secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last-out unitranche and second lien debt, unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt and, to a lesser extent, investments in equities.

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