Alcentra Capital (ABDC) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

Alcentra Capital (NASDAQ:ABDC) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, March 15th.

ABDC has been the subject of several other reports. UBS raised shares of Alcentra Capital from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Alcentra Capital from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.00.

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ABDC traded down $0.03 during trading on Thursday, reaching $7.16. 60,992 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 143,911. Alcentra Capital has a 12-month low of $5.93 and a 12-month high of $14.73. The firm has a market cap of $102.14, a P/E ratio of 5.42 and a beta of 0.57.

Alcentra Capital (NASDAQ:ABDC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The asset manager reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.01. Alcentra Capital had a negative net margin of 57.28% and a positive return on equity of 10.56%. The firm had revenue of $8.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.77 million. equities research analysts expect that Alcentra Capital will post 0.94 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Branko Krmpotic acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.15 per share, for a total transaction of $61,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 14,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $86,100. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders purchased 14,750 shares of company stock valued at $91,788 over the last 90 days. 4.96% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Stilwell Value LLC bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the fourth quarter worth about $8,701,000. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in Alcentra Capital in the fourth quarter worth about $1,171,000. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital by 18.0% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 89,703 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $753,000 after acquiring an additional 13,669 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital by 151.5% during the fourth quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 85,813 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $720,000 after acquiring an additional 51,689 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bramshill Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Alcentra Capital during the fourth quarter worth about $512,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.19% of the company’s stock.

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Alcentra Capital Company Profile

Alcentra Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that operates as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company operates as a business development company and a regulated investment company. It provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies, which are companies having annual earnings, before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of between $5 million and $15 million, and/or revenues of between $10 million and $100 million.

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