KCAP Financial (KCAP) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KCAP Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.174603493255 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of KCAP Financial (NASDAQ KCAP) opened at $3.41 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The company has a market cap of $128.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.15 and a beta of 1.70. KCAP Financial has a twelve month low of $3.30 and a twelve month high of $4.12.

KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $6.25 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.80 million. KCAP Financial had a return on equity of 6.54% and a net margin of 7.78%. equities analysts predict that KCAP Financial will post 0.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. KCAP Financial’s payout ratio is 800.00%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on KCAP. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on shares of KCAP Financial in a research report on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of KCAP Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $3.50 price objective on shares of KCAP Financial in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of KCAP Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. KCAP Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.75.

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About KCAP Financial

KCAP Financial, Inc is an internally managed, non-diversified closed-end investment company. The Company has approximately three principal areas of investments. First, the Company originates, structures and invests in senior secured term loans and mezzanine debt primarily in privately-held middle market companies (the debt securities portfolio).

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