TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TPG Specialty Lending earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6472922965954 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) opened at $20.45 on Thursday. TPG Specialty Lending has a twelve month low of $18.20 and a twelve month high of $21.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,223.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.06, a P/E/G ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE:TSLX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.08. TPG Specialty Lending had a return on equity of 12.63% and a net margin of 56.43%. The firm had revenue of $48.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $48.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that TPG Specialty Lending will post 2.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.39 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.63%. TPG Specialty Lending’s dividend payout ratio is currently 79.59%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on TSLX. BidaskClub downgraded TPG Specialty Lending from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. National Securities upped their price objective on TPG Specialty Lending from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TPG Specialty Lending from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target (up from $21.00) on shares of TPG Specialty Lending in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.75.

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About TPG Specialty Lending

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. It seeks to generate current income primarily in the United States-domiciled middle-market companies through direct originations of senior secured loans and originations of mezzanine and unsecured loans and investments in corporate bonds and equity securities.

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