News stories about WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WhiteHorse Finance earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2097641503389 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) opened at $13.42 on Friday. WhiteHorse Finance has a twelve month low of $12.06 and a twelve month high of $15.05. The company has a current ratio of 3.02, a quick ratio of 3.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The firm has a market cap of $275.54, a P/E ratio of 7.22 and a beta of 0.71.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.355 per share. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. WhiteHorse Finance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.34%.
WHF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services initiated coverage on shares of WhiteHorse Finance in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Oppenheimer started coverage on shares of WhiteHorse Finance in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.
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About WhiteHorse Finance
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company is a direct lender targeting debt investments in privately held, small-cap companies located in the United States. The Company’s investment objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily by originating and investing in senior secured loans, including first lien and second lien facilities, to performing small-cap companies across a range of industries that typically carry a floating interest rate based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and have a term of 3 to 6 years.
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