Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.15

News coverage about Horizon Technology Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horizon Technology Finance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.9409491278194 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

HRZN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Horizon Technology Finance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Raymond James Financial raised Horizon Technology Finance from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Horizon Technology Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. National Securities lowered Horizon Technology Finance from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, TheStreet raised Horizon Technology Finance from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.75.

Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) opened at $11.15 on Monday. Horizon Technology Finance has a 12 month low of $9.66 and a 12 month high of $11.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $128.43, a PE ratio of 19.56 and a beta of 0.86.

Horizon Technology Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The investment management company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.04. Horizon Technology Finance had a return on equity of 9.96% and a net margin of 24.46%. The firm had revenue of $6.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.39 million. research analysts anticipate that Horizon Technology Finance will post 1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Monday, January 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 19th. Horizon Technology Finance’s payout ratio is 210.53%.

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Horizon Technology Finance Company Profile

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize investment portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the debt investments it makes and capital appreciation from the warrants it receives when making such debt investments.

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