News coverage about WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. WhiteHorse Finance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 46.307129623337 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) opened at $14.05 on Friday. WhiteHorse Finance has a 12 month low of $12.06 and a 12 month high of $15.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $293.20, a PE ratio of 10.25 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a quick ratio of 3.02, a current ratio of 3.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a $0.355 dividend. This represents a $1.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. WhiteHorse Finance’s dividend payout ratio is 76.34%.

WHF has been the topic of several recent research reports. Robert W. Baird lowered WhiteHorse Finance from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub lowered WhiteHorse Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine lowered WhiteHorse Finance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Oppenheimer started coverage on WhiteHorse Finance in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised WhiteHorse Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. WhiteHorse Finance presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

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About WhiteHorse Finance

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company is a direct lender targeting debt investments in privately held, small-cap companies located in the United States. The Company’s investment objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily by originating and investing in senior secured loans, including first lien and second lien facilities, to performing small-cap companies across a range of industries that typically carry a floating interest rate based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and have a term of 3 to 6 years.

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