Media stories about Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Solar Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0429459162598 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

SLRC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. National Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Solar Capital in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Solar Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. JMP Securities raised Solar Capital from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised Solar Capital from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Solar Capital from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.67.

Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) traded down $0.30 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $20.49. The company had a trading volume of 124,679 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,990. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.00. Solar Capital has a 52-week low of $19.70 and a 52-week high of $22.94. The firm has a market cap of $865.92, a P/E ratio of 12.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.54.

Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. Solar Capital had a return on equity of 7.43% and a net margin of 49.14%. The firm had revenue of $38.91 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.65 million. sell-side analysts predict that Solar Capital will post 1.77 earnings per share for the current year.

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Solar Capital Company Profile

Solar Capital Ltd. is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It invests in privately held the United States middle market companies.

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