Press coverage about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9725595697312 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Downgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Take a snapshot of Stock: Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (GSBD) (mostvolatilestocks.com)
- Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (GSBD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $35.97 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
GSBD traded up $0.07 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $19.02. 131,341 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 148,951. The company has a market cap of $763.74, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.19, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.77. Goldman Sachs BDC has a twelve month low of $18.78 and a twelve month high of $25.40. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.46%. Goldman Sachs BDC’s payout ratio is 86.96%.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on GSBD shares. Bank of America lowered their price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from $21.50 to $20.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 26th. National Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.00.
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Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, including first lien, unitranche, including last out portions of such loans, and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.
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