Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.05

Press coverage about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) traded down 3.618% during trading on Friday, hitting $22.245. 1,410,076 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $24.42 and a 200-day moving average of $23.83. Goldman Sachs BDC has a 1-year low of $19.52 and a 1-year high of $25.60.

Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49. Goldman Sachs BDC had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 28.66%. The firm had revenue of $32.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.03 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Goldman Sachs BDC will post $1.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.80%. Goldman Sachs BDC’s payout ratio is 181.82%.

GSBD has been the subject of several research reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $25.31 to $18.40 in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. National Securities reduced their price target on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (up from $24.00) on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.20.

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Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile

Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, including first lien, unitranche, including last out portions of such loans, and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.

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