Golub Capital BDC (GBDC) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.21

Media coverage about Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golub Capital BDC earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.4360117771655 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) opened at $18.20 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,084.30, a P/E ratio of 12.91, a P/E/G ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a current ratio of 3.56, a quick ratio of 3.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. Golub Capital BDC has a 1-year low of $17.70 and a 1-year high of $20.50.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The investment management company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.32. The company had revenue of $34.95 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.78 million. Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 58.06% and a return on equity of 7.90%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Golub Capital BDC will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 12th were issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.03%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 11th. Golub Capital BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 90.78%.

GBDC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $20.00 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, National Securities reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.88.

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About Golub Capital BDC

Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.

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