Fidus Investment (FDUS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.11005985156 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

FDUS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fidus Investment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. 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) opened at $15.04 on Thursday. Fidus Investment has a 12-month low of $14.86 and a 12-month high of $18.21. The firm has a market cap of $367.64, a PE ratio of 7.63 and a beta of 1.11.

Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38. Fidus Investment had a net margin of 64.21% and a return on equity of 9.18%. research analysts expect that Fidus Investment will post 1.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th were given a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.37%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. Fidus Investment’s dividend payout ratio is presently 79.19%.

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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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