Media coverage about WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WhiteHorse Finance earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 45.536903202752 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ WHF) opened at $11.53 on Friday. 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 stock has a market cap of $234.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.20 and a beta of 0.66. WhiteHorse Finance has a 1 year low of $11.39 and a 1 year high of $15.05.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of WhiteHorse Finance in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of WhiteHorse Finance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. WhiteHorse Finance presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.
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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