Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc. (NASDAQ:LOAN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

According to Zacks, “MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC., formerly DAG Media, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides short term, secured, non-banking, commercial loans to small businesses against good collateral, such as real estate, receivables, trading shares, etc., in addition to personal guarantees of the principles in most cases. In addition it develops innovative software and a related web site that allows retail businesses and other service providers to reach prospective customers and clients for their goods and services in a more effective way than traditional on-line and print yellow pages search. “

Separately, Aegis reiterated a buy rating on shares of Manhattan Bridge Capital in a report on Thursday, July 14th.

Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) traded down 1.52% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $7.14. The company had a trading volume of 20,607 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.42 and a 200 day moving average of $5.21. The firm has a market cap of $52.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.89 and a beta of 0.23. Manhattan Bridge Capital has a 52-week low of $3.80 and a 52-week high of $7.48.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 11th will be given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 6th. This is a positive change from Manhattan Bridge Capital’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.52%. Manhattan Bridge Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 97.30%.

About Manhattan Bridge Capital

Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc (MBC) is a real estate finance company that specializes in originating, servicing and managing a portfolio of first mortgage loans. The Company offers short-term, secured, non-banking loans to real estate investors to fund their acquisition, renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of properties located in the New York metropolitan area.

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