Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 100 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact 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 (GBDC) opened at 19.28 on Tuesday. Golub Capital BDC has a 1-year low of $17.15 and a 1-year high of $20.50. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $20.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.29.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32. The company 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%. Golub Capital BDC’s quarterly revenue was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.33 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Golub Capital BDC will post $1.25 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 6th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 2nd. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.64%. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 93.43%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on GBDC. National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Golub Capital BDC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.50.

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About Golub Capital BDC

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.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “NASDAQ:GBDC”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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