News headlines about Medley Management (NYSE:MDLY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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. Medley Management earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9735889632798 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Medley Management (NYSE MDLY) traded down $0.20 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.50. 13,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 33,886. Medley Management has a 12-month low of $5.50 and a 12-month high of $10.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.92, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.90. The firm has a market cap of $187.26, a P/E ratio of 15.58 and a beta of 1.51.

Medley Management (NYSE:MDLY) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The asset manager reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.03). Medley Management had a net margin of 3.14% and a negative return on equity of 35.40%. The company had revenue of $16.65 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.14 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Medley Management will post 0.44 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.31%. Medley Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 333.33%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Medley Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Medley Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.67.

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About Medley Management

Medley Management Inc is an asset management firm offering yield solutions to retail and institutional investors. The Company operates in the investment management segment. It is focused on credit-related investment strategies, primarily originating senior secured loans to private middle market companies in the United States.

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