News coverage about TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TPG Specialty Lending earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3806321147926 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

TSLX has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of TPG Specialty Lending from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. National Securities reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of TPG Specialty Lending in a report on Monday, August 7th. JMP Securities raised their price objective on shares of TPG Specialty Lending from $21.50 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TPG Specialty Lending from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective (up from $21.00) on shares of TPG Specialty Lending in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. TPG Specialty Lending currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.75.

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE TSLX) opened at $20.83 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,254.49, a PE ratio of 10.31, a PEG ratio of 3.46 and a beta of 0.69. TPG Specialty Lending has a 1-year low of $18.13 and a 1-year high of $21.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58.

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $48.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.58 million. TPG Specialty Lending had a net margin of 47.34% and a return on equity of 10.27%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. research analysts anticipate that TPG Specialty Lending will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. TPG Specialty Lending’s payout ratio is 79.59%.

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TPG Specialty Lending Company Profile

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. It seeks to generate current income primarily in the United States-domiciled middle-market companies through direct originations of senior secured loans and originations of mezzanine and unsecured loans and investments in corporate bonds and equity securities.

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