Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact CM Finance (CMFN) Stock Price

Headlines about CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CM Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8803869374589 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

CM Finance (CMFN) opened at $8.45 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $117.74, a P/E ratio of 7.96 and a beta of 1.34. CM Finance has a 12-month low of $8.00 and a 12-month high of $10.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 5.91 and a current ratio of 5.91.

CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The investment management company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $6.73 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.48 million. CM Finance had a return on equity of 7.41% and a net margin of 46.60%. equities analysts expect that CM Finance will post 1 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. CM Finance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.98%.

Several research analysts have commented on CMFN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised CM Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 8th. TheStreet lowered CM Finance from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, ValuEngine raised CM Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

In other news, CEO Michael Mauer purchased 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.61 per share, with a total value of $38,440.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.79% of the company’s stock.

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About CM Finance

CM Finance Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of the United States middle-market companies. The Company’s primary investment objective is to maximize total return to stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by investing in debt and related equity of privately held lower middle-market companies.

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