American Capital (ACSF) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) has trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital earned a media sentiment score of -0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.5191904093663 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of American Capital traded up $12.35, reaching $12.35, during trading hours on Tuesday, according to The company had a trading volume of 72,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 48,571. The company has a current ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. American Capital has a 12-month low of $12.37 and a 12-month high of $12.37.

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The asset manager reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter. American Capital had a net margin of 35.76% and a return on equity of 3.91%.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be issued a $0.097 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 19th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.43%.

ACSF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of American Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Capital from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, March 16th.

About American Capital

American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive, risk-adjusted returns over the long term primarily through current income while seeking to preserve its capital. It manages a leveraged portfolio composed primarily of diversified investments in first lien and second lien floating rate loans principally to the United States-based companies (collectively, Senior Floating Rate Loans or SFRLs), which are referred to as leveraged loans.

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