Media headlines about Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Capital earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 45.868009412449 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Why you need to take a weekend away, now (gladstoneobserver.com.au)
- Gladstone Capital Appoints MD to Lead to Dallas Office (abladvisor.com)
- Gladstone Capital Announces New Addition to Focus on Southwest Region (finance.yahoo.com)
- $16.5b farce: Where are jobs we were promised? (gladstoneobserver.com.au)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on GLAD. TheStreet lowered shares of Gladstone Capital from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. National Securities raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.16.
Shares of Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) opened at $8.87 on Monday. Gladstone Capital has a 52 week low of $7.80 and a 52 week high of $10.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 5.96 and a current ratio of 5.96. The company has a market cap of $236.23, a P/E ratio of 9.86 and a beta of 1.10.
Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The investment management company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21. Gladstone Capital had a net margin of 58.48% and a return on equity of 9.97%. The business had revenue of $10.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.72 million. analysts anticipate that Gladstone Capital will post 0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.47%. Gladstone Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 93.33%.
In other Gladstone Capital news, President Robert L. Marcotte acquired 8,000 shares of Gladstone Capital stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.82 per share, with a total value of $78,560.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the president now owns 381,770 shares in the company, valued at $3,748,981.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Walter H. Wilkinson acquired 6,134 shares of Gladstone Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $9.79 per share, for a total transaction of $60,051.86. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 13,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $132,331.43. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 36,063 shares of company stock worth $339,855 over the last three months. 5.89% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Gladstone Capital Company Profile
Gladstone Capital Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, operating as a business development company (BDC). The objectives of the Company are to achieve and grow current income by investing in debt securities of established businesses that it believes will provide stable earnings and cash flow to pay expenses, make principal and interest payments on its outstanding indebtedness and make distributions to stockholders that grow over time, and to provide its stockholders with long-term capital appreciation in the value of its assets by investing in equity securities of established businesses that it believes can grow over time to permit it to sell its equity investments for capital gains.
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