Media headlines about Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:GLAD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gladstone Capital Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 47.2605111711058 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD) opened at 9.64 on Friday. Gladstone Capital Corporation has a 12-month low of $7.33 and a 12-month high of $10.12. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $9.33 and its 200 day moving average price is $9.65.

Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:GLAD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The investment management company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21. The firm had revenue of $9.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.30 million. Gladstone Capital Corporation had a net margin of 85.01% and a return on equity of 9.88%. Equities research analysts predict that Gladstone Capital Corporation will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 18th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.71%. Gladstone Capital Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 62.22%.

Several research analysts have issued reports on GLAD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gladstone Capital Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Gladstone Capital Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. National Securities reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Gladstone Capital Corporation in a report on Monday, August 7th. Wedbush started coverage on Gladstone Capital Corporation in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.40 price objective on the stock. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services started coverage on Gladstone Capital Corporation in a report on Friday, October 6th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Gladstone Capital Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.16.

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In other Gladstone Capital Corporation news, President Robert L. Marcotte purchased 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.22 per share, for a total transaction of $36,880.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the president now owns 370,720 shares in the company, valued at $3,418,038.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 6.45% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Gladstone Capital Corporation Company Profile

Gladstone Capital Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, operating as a business development company (BDC). The objectives of the Company are to achieve and grow current income by investing in debt securities of established businesses that it believes will provide stable earnings and cash flow to pay expenses, make principal and interest payments on its outstanding indebtedness and make distributions to stockholders that grow over time, and to provide its stockholders with long-term capital appreciation in the value of its assets by investing in equity securities of established businesses that it believes can grow over time to permit it to sell its equity investments for capital gains.

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