Press coverage about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Golub Capital BDC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.8773385957705 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on GBDC. ValuEngine downgraded Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday. National Securities raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $19.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Monday, February 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Golub Capital BDC currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.38.
Shares of Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) opened at $18.18 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 3.46 and a quick ratio of 3.46. The company has a market cap of $1,077.73, a PE ratio of 13.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.64. Golub Capital BDC has a one year low of $17.35 and a one year high of $20.50.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 7th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.04%. Golub Capital BDC’s payout ratio is currently 89.51%.
In other Golub Capital BDC news, Director William M. Iv Webster acquired 15,468 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.09 per share, with a total value of $279,816.12. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director William M. Iv Webster acquired 19,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.10 per share, with a total value of $356,099.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 37,102 shares of company stock valued at $671,163. 10.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Golub Capital BDC Company Profile
Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.
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