Media headlines about Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Main Street Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 49.0787008341526 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Main Street Capital (NYSE MAIN) opened at $35.78 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The company has a market capitalization of $2,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.97 and a beta of 0.96. Main Street Capital has a 12 month low of $34.37 and a 12 month high of $41.79.

Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $55.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $53.17 million. Main Street Capital had a net margin of 82.93% and a return on equity of 10.34%. Main Street Capital’s quarterly revenue was up 19.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.57 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Main Street Capital will post 2.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 21st will be issued a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.37%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 20th. Main Street Capital’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.25%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. National Securities upgraded Main Street Capital from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $33.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Raymond James Financial upgraded Main Street Capital from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Main Street Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Main Street Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Main Street Capital has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.58.

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About Main Street Capital

Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC) is a principal investment firm. MSCC’s principal investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the Company’s debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity and equity related investments, including warrants, convertible securities and other rights to acquire equity securities in a portfolio company.

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