Medley Capital (MCC) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.14

News coverage about Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Medley Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.0240107390093 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Medley Capital (MCC) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $4.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 302,191 shares, compared to its average volume of 381,968. The company has a current ratio of 5.02, a quick ratio of 5.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The company has a market capitalization of $235.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.44, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.15. Medley Capital has a 52-week low of $4.15 and a 52-week high of $7.93.

Medley Capital (NYSE:MCC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The investment management company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $20.63 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.19 million. Medley Capital had a positive return on equity of 7.23% and a negative net margin of 58.73%. The business’s revenue was down 20.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.19 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Medley Capital will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 20th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 14.85%. Medley Capital’s dividend payout ratio is presently -65.98%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on MCC. Barclays reduced their price target on Medley Capital from $7.00 to $5.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. National Securities reduced their price target on Medley Capital from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. ValuEngine lowered Medley Capital from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Medley Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $6.00 price target on Medley Capital and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Medley Capital has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.63.

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Medley Capital Company Profile

Medley Capital Corporation is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending directly to privately-held middle market companies, primarily through directly originated transactions to help these companies expand their business, refinance and make acquisitions.

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