News coverage about Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2662076900448 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ HRZN) opened at 10.75 on Thursday. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has a 52-week low of $9.64 and a 52-week high of $13.79. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $10.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $11.08.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The investment management company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $5.88 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.71 million. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation had a negative net margin of 6.72% and a positive return on equity of 10.24%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 35.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Horizon Technology Finance Corporation will post $1.09 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, October 19th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 18th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.16%. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is -749.95%.

HRZN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Compass Point reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. National Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 target price (down from $11.00) on shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Horizon Technology Finance Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Maxim Group raised Horizon Technology Finance Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $11.00 price target on Horizon Technology Finance Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.20.

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About Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize investment portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the debt investments it makes and capital appreciation from the warrants it receives when making such debt investments.

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