News coverage about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, 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. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ GBDC) traded up 0.68% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.23. 159,336 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.98 and a 200-day moving average of $19.29. Golub Capital BDC has a 52 week low of $17.15 and a 52 week high of $20.50.
Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The firm had revenue of $33.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.66 million. Golub Capital BDC had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 55.30%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Golub Capital BDC will post $1.25 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 2nd. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.66%. Golub Capital BDC’s payout ratio is presently 93.43%.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. National Securities raised their target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the company from $19.00 to $19.50 in a report on Monday, March 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.50.
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Golub Capital BDC Company Profile
Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.
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