Media stories about Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Garrison Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.7100343376719 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Garrison Capital (NASDAQ GARS) opened at $8.04 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $129.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.36 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 10.29 and a quick ratio of 10.29. Garrison Capital has a one year low of $7.77 and a one year high of $10.15.

A number of analysts recently commented on GARS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Garrison Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Garrison Capital in a report on Thursday, November 9th. National Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Garrison Capital in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Garrison Capital from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.13.

In other news, CFO Brian S. Chase bought 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $8.17 per share, for a total transaction of $57,190.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 59,135 shares in the company, valued at approximately $483,132.95. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Joseph Bertrand Tansey bought 7,902 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.27 per share, for a total transaction of $65,349.54. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 103,796 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $858,392.92. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 40,602 shares of company stock worth $337,332. Corporate insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.

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Garrison Capital Company Profile

Garrison Capital Inc is a managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by making investments primarily in debt securities and loans of the United States-based middle-market companies, which it defines as those having annual earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation, or EBITDA, of certain amount.

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