Media headlines about Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rand Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.737970009717 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- South Africa – Rand Set for Steady Depreciation as Rally Ends (proshareng.com)
- USD/ZAR: Rand remains vulnerable to sentiment – BBH (fxstreet.com)
- HVS: Cape Town (hospitalitynet.org)
- Rand on slippery slope in afternoon trade (businesslive.co.za)
- JSE breaks losing streak as miners and rand hedges rally on weaker rand (businesslive.co.za)
Shares of NASDAQ RAND traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $2.67. The company had a trading volume of 3,315 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,439. The company has a current ratio of 123.53, a quick ratio of 123.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market cap of $17.01, a PE ratio of 269.00 and a beta of -0.10. Rand Capital has a 52 week low of $2.54 and a 52 week high of $3.50.
In other Rand Capital news, Director Reginald B. Newman II acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 18th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $2.75 per share, with a total value of $55,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 150,000 shares in the company, valued at $412,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 29,090 shares of company stock valued at $78,634. 12.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Rand Capital
Rand Capital Corporation is a closed-end, diversified, management investment company. The Company provides managerial assistance to the portfolio companies in which it invests. The Company makes venture capital investments in early or expansion-stage companies, typically in New York and its surrounding states.
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