Media headlines about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 46.1949481143222 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. National Securities reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.88.

Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) opened at $18.07 on Tuesday. Golub Capital BDC has a 52-week low of $17.70 and a 52-week high of $20.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 3.56 and a current ratio of 3.56. The stock has a market cap of $1,076.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.67.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 20th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 58.06% and a return on equity of 7.90%. The company had revenue of $34.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.78 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. Golub Capital BDC’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Golub Capital BDC will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 12th were paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, December 11th. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.78%.

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Golub Capital BDC Company Profile

Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.

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