Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) Share Price

Media stories about Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Fidus Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0645137026145 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently commented on FDUS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Fidus Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BidaskClub cut Fidus Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th.

Fidus Investment (FDUS) traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $15.17. The company had a trading volume of 125,856 shares, compared to its average volume of 128,895. Fidus Investment has a twelve month low of $14.86 and a twelve month high of $18.21. The company has a market cap of $371.56, a PE ratio of 7.66 and a beta of 1.11.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.28%. Fidus Investment’s payout ratio is 78.79%.

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About Fidus Investment

Fidus Investment Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. The Company provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity-related investments.

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