NewStar Financial (NEWS) Given News Impact Rating of 0.22

News headlines about NewStar Financial (NASDAQ:NEWS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NewStar Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.485498286256 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of NewStar Financial (NASDAQ NEWS) traded up $0.26 on Tuesday, hitting $11.98. The stock had a trading volume of 6,516,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 163,104. The firm has a market capitalization of $497.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 119.80 and a beta of 2.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.55, a current ratio of 10.24 and a quick ratio of 9.21. NewStar Financial has a 52 week low of $8.54 and a 52 week high of $12.59.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.02 per share. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 28th. NewStar Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on NEWS. BidaskClub upgraded NewStar Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered NewStar Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott lowered NewStar Financial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.50.

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NewStar Financial Company Profile

NewStar Financial, Inc (NewStar) is a commercial finance company. The Company operates through two segments: Commercial Lending and Asset Management. The Commercial Lending segment represents its direct lending activities, which are focused on providing a range of flexible senior secured debt options to mid-sized companies.

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