News headlines about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4000128005293 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.
Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC (GSBD) opened at $20.92 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $840.74, a PE ratio of 18.68, a PEG ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.68. Goldman Sachs BDC has a one year low of $20.11 and a one year high of $25.60. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.
GSBD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Goldman Sachs BDC from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.80.
In other Goldman Sachs BDC news, Director Jaime Ardila purchased 8,108 shares of Goldman Sachs BDC stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $21.84 per share, with a total value of $177,078.72. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 12,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $279,355.44. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.32% of the company’s stock.
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Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, including first lien, unitranche, including last out portions of such loans, and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.
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