Blackrock Capital Investment (BKCC) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.13

Headlines about Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock Capital Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.1268043987518 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several research firms have commented on BKCC. Zacks Investment Research raised Blackrock Capital Investment from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine raised Blackrock Capital Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $8.00 price target on Blackrock Capital Investment and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their price target on Blackrock Capital Investment from $8.00 to $7.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.42.

Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) opened at $6.14 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $450.01, a P/E ratio of 23.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 8.28 and a beta of 0.84. Blackrock Capital Investment has a 12-month low of $6.09 and a 12-month high of $7.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 0.77.

Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The asset manager reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $22.76 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.75 million. Blackrock Capital Investment had a return on equity of 9.67% and a net margin of 19.87%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.21 EPS. equities analysts expect that Blackrock Capital Investment will post 0.74 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 19th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.73%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 18th. Blackrock Capital Investment’s payout ratio is currently 276.92%.

In related news, Director Mark S. Lies bought 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.72 per share, with a total value of $336,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 155,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,041,600. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Michael J. Zugay bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $6.62 per share, for a total transaction of $99,300.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 87,750 shares of company stock worth $584,553. Corporate insiders own 1.34% of the company’s stock.

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About Blackrock Capital Investment

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation is an externally-managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through its debt and equity investments. The Company provides middle-market companies with a range of financing solutions, including senior and junior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt securities and loans, and equity securities.

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