Media coverage about BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.3250515396633 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th.

Shares of BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) opened at 7.17 on Tuesday. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation has a 1-year low of $6.75 and a 1-year high of $8.42. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.28 and a 200-day moving average of $7.45.

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The asset manager reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by ($0.02). BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation had a positive return on equity of 7.20% and a negative net margin of 5.04%. The firm had revenue of $25.24 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.94 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation will post $0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -1,028.57%.

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BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation Company Profile

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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