Headlines about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 45.8773385957705 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Golub Capital BDC Inc (GBDC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Golub Capital BDC: This 7.1%-Yielding BDC Is A Buy (seekingalpha.com)
- Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Rating Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Raised to “Hold” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
Golub Capital BDC stock traded up $0.06 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $17.88. The stock had a trading volume of 198,909 shares, compared to its average volume of 286,480. The firm has a market cap of $1,071.16, a PE ratio of 12.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.64. Golub Capital BDC has a 52 week low of $17.35 and a 52 week high of $20.50. The company has a quick ratio of 3.46, a current ratio of 3.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86.
The business also recently announced 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. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. Golub Capital BDC’s payout ratio is 89.51%.
A number of brokerages recently commented on GBDC. ValuEngine cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 10th. National Securities raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $19.00 to $21.00 in a report on Monday, February 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a 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 report on Wednesday, January 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.67.
In related news, Director William M. Iv Webster bought 19,674 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $18.10 per share, with a total value of $356,099.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director William M. Iv Webster bought 1,634 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $17.96 per share, for a total transaction of $29,346.64. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 138,148 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,481,138.08. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 37,102 shares of company stock worth $671,163 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
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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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