Solar Senior Capital (SUNS) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

Press coverage about Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Solar Senior Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.434094759833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) opened at 17.50 on Friday. Solar Senior Capital has a 52-week low of $15.06 and a 52-week high of $18.46. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $16.95 and a 200 day moving average of $17.22.

Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The asset manager reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35. The firm had revenue of $7.66 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.24 million. Solar Senior Capital had a net margin of 76.07% and a return on equity of 7.98%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Solar Senior Capital will post $1.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th will be issued a $0.1175 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 18th. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.06%. Solar Senior Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 94.63%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on SUNS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Solar Senior Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Solar Senior Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.17.

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Solar Senior Capital Company Profile

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to seek to maximize current income consistent with the preservation of capital. The Company seeks to achieve its investment objective by directly and indirectly investing in senior loans, including first lien, unitranche, and second lien debt instruments, made to private middle-market companies whose debt is rated below investment grade, which it refers to collectively as senior loans.

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