Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.4360117771655 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several brokerages have weighed in on GBDC. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. National Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.88.

Shares of Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ GBDC) opened at $18.20 on Friday. Golub Capital BDC has a 12 month low of $17.70 and a 12 month high of $20.50. The company has a quick ratio of 3.56, a current ratio of 3.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $1,084.30, a PE ratio of 12.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.67.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 20th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.32. Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 58.06% and a return on equity of 7.90%. The business had revenue of $34.95 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.78 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Golub Capital BDC will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 12th were issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.03%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 11th. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio is currently 90.78%.

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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.

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