Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Stock Price

Press coverage about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0799344071113 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of NYSE GSBD opened at $19.43 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $767.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.76. Goldman Sachs BDC has a one year low of $18.78 and a one year high of $25.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.91.

Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.47. The company had revenue of $34.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.62 million. Goldman Sachs BDC had a net margin of 36.22% and a return on equity of 11.22%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs BDC will post 1.92 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th were given a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.26%. Goldman Sachs BDC’s payout ratio is currently 86.96%.

Several brokerages have commented on GSBD. TheStreet upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Bank of America decreased their target price on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from $21.50 to $20.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research report on Monday, February 26th. 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 stock 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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