Media headlines about CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CM Finance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 45.5098597269654 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on CMFN shares. ValuEngine raised shares of CM Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet cut shares of CM Finance from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Raymond James Financial cut shares of CM Finance from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. UBS cut shares of CM Finance from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Redburn Partners cut shares of CM Finance from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.
CM Finance (NASDAQ CMFN) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.05. 18,529 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 19,486. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $110.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.88 and a beta of 1.21. CM Finance has a fifty-two week low of $7.40 and a fifty-two week high of $10.80.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. CM Finance’s dividend payout ratio is 72.99%.
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CM Finance Company Profile
CM Finance Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of the United States middle-market companies. The Company’s primary investment objective is to maximize total return to stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by investing in debt and related equity of privately held lower middle-market companies.
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