American Capital Senior Floating Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACSF) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.50.

ACSF has been the subject of several analyst reports. TheStreet cut shares of American Capital Senior Floating from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Capital Senior Floating from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on shares of American Capital Senior Floating from $11.80 to $12.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of American Capital Senior Floating from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in ACSF. UBS Group AG raised its stake in shares of American Capital Senior Floating by 3.2% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 186,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,869,000 after buying an additional 5,816 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of American Capital Senior Floating by 24.3% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 498,254 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,112,000 after buying an additional 97,434 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp bought a new stake in shares of American Capital Senior Floating during the second quarter valued at about $159,000. Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of American Capital Senior Floating during the second quarter valued at about $182,000. Finally, Keeley Asset Management Corp raised its stake in American Capital Senior Floating by 0.3% in the second quarter. Keeley Asset Management Corp now owns 21,587 shares of the company’s stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. 22.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of American Capital Senior Floating (NASDAQ:ACSF) traded up 2.11% during trading on Monday, reaching $11.15. 39,481 shares of the company traded hands. American Capital Senior Floating has a 12-month low of $7.86 and a 12-month high of $11.93. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $11.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.51.

American Capital Senior Floating (NASDAQ:ACSF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.02. American Capital Senior Floating had a negative net margin of 50.32% and a positive return on equity of 9.91%. On average, equities research analysts expect that American Capital Senior Floating will post $1.84 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, October 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.097 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 19th. American Capital Senior Floating’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -127.47%.

About American Capital Senior Floating

American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive, risk-adjusted returns over the long term primarily through current income while seeking to preserve its capital. It manages a leveraged portfolio composed primarily of diversified investments in first lien and second lien floating rate loans principally to the United States-based companies (collectively, Senior Floating Rate Loans or SFRLs), which are referred to as leveraged loans.

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