CM Finance (CMFN) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.14

Press coverage about CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 46.7800709169987 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research 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 lowered shares of CM Finance from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st.

CM Finance (CMFN) opened at $8.30 on Wednesday. CM Finance has a 52-week low of $7.40 and a 52-week high of $10.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 5.91 and a quick ratio of 5.91. The stock has a market cap of $112.95, a PE ratio of 5.06 and a beta of 1.34.

CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The investment management company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $6.73 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.48 million. CM Finance had a return on equity of 8.75% and a net margin of 74.32%. analysts expect that CM Finance will post 1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.05%. CM Finance’s dividend payout ratio is 60.98%.

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About CM Finance

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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