Press coverage about American Capital Senior Floating (NASDAQ:ACSF) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Senior Floating earned a daily sentiment score of -0.14 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of American Capital Senior Floating from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 28th.
American Capital Senior Floating (ACSF) traded down 0.79% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.55. 126,858 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $13.22 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.88. American Capital Senior Floating has a one year low of $9.94 and a one year high of $14.10. The firm has a market cap of $125.50 million, a PE ratio of 4.04 and a beta of 1.31.
American Capital Senior Floating (NASDAQ:ACSF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The asset manager reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. American Capital Senior Floating had a net margin of 174.27% and a return on equity of 9.04%. The company had revenue of $4.61 million during the quarter. Analysts forecast that American Capital Senior Floating will post $1.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.097 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 21st. American Capital Senior Floating’s dividend payout ratio is 37.30%.
About American Capital Senior Floating
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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