Triangle Capital (TCAP) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Triangle Capital earned a news impact score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.5867910595736 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Triangle Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $18.00 price target on shares of Triangle Capital and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Raymond James Financial restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Triangle Capital in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Triangle Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, National Securities decreased their price target on shares of Triangle Capital from $18.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $9.41. 467,063 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 632,382. The company has a quick ratio of 56.98, a current ratio of 56.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market cap of $449.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.82. Triangle Capital has a 52 week low of $8.91 and a 52 week high of $20.35.

Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.05). Triangle Capital had a positive return on equity of 10.67% and a negative net margin of 36.80%. The company had revenue of $29.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.84 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.41 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Triangle Capital will post 1.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.75%. Triangle Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -133.33%.

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Triangle Capital Company Profile

Triangle Capital Corporation is an internally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company that provides customized financing to lower middle market companies located primarily in the United States. The Company’s investment objective is to seek attractive returns by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity-related investments.

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