Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Gladstone Capital (GLAD) Stock Price

News headlines about Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Gladstone Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.0003490902971 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on GLAD. National Securities raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Gladstone Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Gladstone Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Gladstone Capital from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.16.

GLAD stock opened at $8.81 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $233.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.79 and a beta of 1.11. Gladstone Capital has a 12 month low of $7.80 and a 12 month 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.

Gladstone Capital (NASDAQ:GLAD) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The investment management company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21. The business had revenue of $10.86 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.72 million. Gladstone Capital had a net margin of 58.48% and a return on equity of 9.97%. analysts predict that Gladstone Capital will post 0.86 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th were paid a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.53%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. Gladstone Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 93.33%.

In other Gladstone Capital news, President Robert L. Marcotte acquired 11,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.04 per share, with a total value of $103,056.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the president now owns 405,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,665,873.68. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders acquired 13,729 shares of company stock worth $124,164 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 5.89% of the company’s stock.

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About Gladstone Capital

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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