Media stories about THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. THL Credit earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 46.343187415015 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD) opened at $9.18 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $299.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.57, a PEG ratio of 7.37 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a current ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 0.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. THL Credit has a 1-year low of $8.90 and a 1-year high of $10.60.

THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The investment management company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $20.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.74 million. THL Credit had a net margin of 23.15% and a return on equity of 10.53%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. analysts predict that THL Credit will post 1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.27 per share. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. THL Credit’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 192.86%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on TCRD shares. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $11.50 price target on shares of THL Credit in a research report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine raised THL Credit from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. National Securities reduced their price target on THL Credit from $12.00 to $11.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of THL Credit in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of THL Credit from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.70.

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THL Credit Company Profile

THL Credit, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, primarily through investments in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of lower middle market companies.

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