News articles about Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Blackrock Capital Investment earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 45.9449802796271 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Deals Rumor Mill: BlackRock, Bayer, Atlantia (law360.com)
- Investment Guidelines Analyst (efinancialcareers.com)
- BlackRock Raising $10B To Launch Warren Buffett-Inspired Venture (bisnow.com)
- 5 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks Yielding 7% and Higher | InvestorPlace – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- Blackrock Capital Investment (BKCC) Upgraded at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (americanbankingnews.com)
Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ BKCC) traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, reaching $5.73. The company had a trading volume of 602,683 shares, compared to its average volume of 430,203. The stock has a market cap of $419.28, a PE ratio of 20.46, a PEG ratio of 7.80 and a beta of 0.74. Blackrock Capital Investment has a 1 year low of $5.49 and a 1 year high of $7.89. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.
Blackrock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The asset manager reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $22.76 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 revenue for the quarter was down 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.21 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Blackrock Capital Investment will post 0.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts recently commented on BKCC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Blackrock Capital Investment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. BidaskClub cut Blackrock Capital Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Blackrock Capital Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Blackrock Capital Investment in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Blackrock Capital Investment from $8.00 to $7.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Blackrock Capital Investment presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.42.
In other Blackrock Capital Investment news, Director Mark S. Lies purchased 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.72 per share, for a total transaction of $336,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 155,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,041,600. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Michael J. Zugay purchased 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.62 per share, with a total value of $99,300.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have purchased 87,750 shares of company stock valued at $584,553. 1.34% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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