Media headlines about BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.2904731780047 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th.

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC) opened at 7.12 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $7.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.50. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation has a 12 month low of $6.75 and a 12 month high of $8.87.

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.94 million. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation had a negative net margin of 5.04% and a positive return on equity of 7.20%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.30 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation will post $0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,028.57%.

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About BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation is an externally-managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through its debt and equity investments. The Company provides middle-market companies with a range of financing solutions, including senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, and equity securities.

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