News stories about Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Main Street Capital Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9808181860276 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) Chaikin Money Flow Showing Positive Signs – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) Moving Averages Under a Watchful Eye – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- Active Runners in Focus: Main Street Capital Corp (MAIN) and iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (EPHE) – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- Main Street Capital: Bull vs. Bear – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- Dividend Coverage: This Investment Firm has a Dividend Yield of 5.51%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on August 17, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on MAIN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Main Street Capital Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. National Securities reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Main Street Capital Corporation in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut Main Street Capital Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. FBR & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Main Street Capital Corporation in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (up previously from $35.00) on shares of Main Street Capital Corporation in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.98.
Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) traded down 0.518% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $39.375. The stock had a trading volume of 40,453 shares. The stock has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.935 and a beta of 1.04. Main Street Capital Corporation has a 52-week low of $32.12 and a 52-week high of $40.86. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $39.03 and a 200-day moving average of $38.33.
Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $50.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.82 million. Main Street Capital Corporation had a net margin of 86.36% and a return on equity of 10.24%. The company’s revenue was up 17.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.54 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Main Street Capital Corporation will post $2.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.76%. Main Street Capital Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 72.79%.
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About Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC) is a principal investment firm. MSCC’s principal investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the Company’s debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity and equity related investments, including warrants, convertible securities and other rights to acquire equity securities in a portfolio company.
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