Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact CM Finance (CMFN) Stock Price
Media stories about CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. CM Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.0066286090654 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of CM Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. TheStreet lowered shares of CM Finance from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CM Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 11th.
Shares of CM Finance (CMFN) opened at $7.95 on Thursday. CM Finance has a one year low of $7.40 and a one year high of $10.80. The company has a current ratio of 5.91, a quick ratio of 5.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market cap of $106.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.18 and a beta of 1.34.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 12.58%. CM Finance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.98%.
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CM Finance Company Profile
CM Finance Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of the United States middle-market companies. The Company’s primary investment objective is to maximize total return to stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by investing in debt and related equity of privately held lower middle-market companies.
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