Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have trended somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC)

Shares of Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ GBDC) traded up 0.16% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.30. The stock had a trading volume of 272,668 shares. Golub Capital BDC has a 52-week low of $17.30 and a 52-week high of $20.50. The firm has a market cap of $1.11 billion, a PE ratio of 14.04 and a beta of 0.68. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $20.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.27.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The firm had revenue of $33.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.66 million. Golub Capital BDC had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 55.30%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.33 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Golub Capital BDC will post $1.25 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 6th will be given a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 2nd. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 93.43%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. National Securities increased their price objective on 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 Golub Capital BDC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $19.00 to $19.50 in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Golub Capital BDC has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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