Media stories about Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Solar Senior Capital earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 48.2351803265557 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have issued reports on SUNS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Solar Senior Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Solar Senior Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.75.

Shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) opened at $18.08 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $290.87, a PE ratio of 12.87, a PEG ratio of 2.56 and a beta of 0.63. Solar Senior Capital has a 1-year low of $15.89 and a 1-year high of $18.46.

Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.02. Solar Senior Capital had a net margin of 76.43% and a return on equity of 8.39%. The company had revenue of $7.97 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.82 million. analysts expect that Solar Senior Capital will post 1.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a $0.1175 dividend. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.80%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. Solar Senior Capital’s payout ratio is currently 97.92%.

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About Solar Senior Capital

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to seek to maximize current income consistent with the preservation of capital. The Company seeks to achieve its investment objective by directly and indirectly investing in senior loans, including first lien, unitranche, and second lien debt instruments, made to private middle-market companies whose debt is rated below investment grade, which it refers to collectively as senior loans.

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