Headlines about Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Solar Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3259874289447 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Solar Capital from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Solar Capital in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Solar Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services upgraded Solar Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.35.

Shares of Solar Capital (SLRC) opened at $20.69 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.01. Solar Capital has a 52 week low of $20.17 and a 52 week high of $22.94. The company has a market capitalization of $882.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.05, a P/E/G ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 0.54.

Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by ($0.01). Solar Capital had a return on equity of 7.32% and a net margin of 50.29%. The company had revenue of $36.15 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.95 million. analysts anticipate that Solar Capital will post 1.6 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 21st. This is a boost from Solar Capital’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.40. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.93%. Solar Capital’s payout ratio is 95.24%.

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Solar Capital Company Profile

Solar Capital Ltd. is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It invests in privately held the United States middle market companies.

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