Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Fidus Investment (FDUS) Stock Price

News stories about Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidus Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.1294105664815 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on FDUS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fidus Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of Fidus Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th.

Shares of Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $15.20. 78,667 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 139,423. Fidus Investment has a 1 year low of $14.86 and a 1 year high of $18.21. The firm has a market cap of $372.29, a PE ratio of 7.68 and a beta of 1.11.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a $0.39 dividend. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 19th. Fidus Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 78.79%.

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About Fidus Investment

Fidus Investment Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. The Company provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity-related investments.

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