Shares of Barings BDC Inc (NYSE:BBDC) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the four brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. Barings BDC’s rating score has improved by 25% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $11.13 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.04 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Barings BDC an industry rank of 168 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.
BBDC has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Barings BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 13th. Raymond James upgraded shares of Barings BDC from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. Finally, National Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Barings BDC in a research note on Monday, August 6th.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 21st. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.99%. This is a positive change from Barings BDC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. Barings BDC’s dividend payout ratio is 7.74%.
About Barings BDC
Barings BDC, Inc (NYSE:BBDC) is a business development company specializing in private equity and mezzanine investments. It focuses on leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, ESOPs, change of control transactions, acquisition financings, growth financing, and recapitalizations in lower middle market, mature, and later stage companies.
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