KCAP Financial (KCAP) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.31

News articles about KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KCAP Financial earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several brokerages recently weighed in on KCAP. Zacks Investment Research raised KCAP Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of KCAP Financial in a report on Monday, May 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 price objective on shares of KCAP Financial in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered KCAP Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.33.

Shares of KCAP Financial (NASDAQ KCAP) traded up 0.29% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $3.48. The company had a trading volume of 178,660 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $128.09 million, a PE ratio of 21.75 and a beta of 1.87. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $3.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.85. KCAP Financial has a 52-week low of $3.35 and a 52-week high of $4.89.

KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. KCAP Financial had a net margin of 17.96% and a return on equity of 8.59%. The company had revenue of $7.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.08 million. On average, analysts forecast that KCAP Financial will post $0.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 27th. Investors of record on Friday, July 7th will be paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 13.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 5th. KCAP Financial’s payout ratio is presently 300.02%.

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KCAP Financial Company Profile

KCAP Financial, Inc is an internally managed, non-diversified closed-end investment company. The Company has approximately three principal areas of investments. First, the Company originates, structures and invests in senior secured term loans and mezzanine debt primarily in privately-held middle market companies (the debt securities portfolio).

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