Press coverage about Golub Capital Bdc (NASDAQ:GBDC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital Bdc earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 47.3516691860071 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
NASDAQ:GBDC opened at $18.66 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.61. Golub Capital Bdc has a 52-week low of $17.35 and a 52-week high of $20.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 2.76 and a quick ratio of 2.76.
Golub Capital Bdc (NASDAQ:GBDC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32. Golub Capital Bdc had a return on equity of 8.11% and a net margin of 58.88%. The business had revenue of $36.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.35 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Golub Capital Bdc will post 1.27 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.86%. Golub Capital Bdc’s payout ratio is 102.40%.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Golub Capital Bdc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Golub Capital Bdc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 14th. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital Bdc in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Golub Capital Bdc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Golub Capital Bdc currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.67.
In other news, Director William M. Iv Webster purchased 19,674 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.10 per share, for a total transaction of $356,099.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
Golub Capital Bdc Company Profile
Golub Capital BDC, Inc is a business development company and operates as an externally managed closed-end non-diversified management investment company. It invests in debt and minority equity investments in middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. The company seeks to invest in the United States.
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