Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC) Director William M. Iv Webster bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.46 per share, for a total transaction of $92,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 136,514 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,520,048.44. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC) traded down 0.38% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.17. 18,101 shares of the company were exchanged. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.34 and a 52 week high of $20.50. The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.14 and a 200 day moving average of $19.52.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The investment management company reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $35.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.11 million. Golub Capital BDC had a net margin of 53.62% and a return on equity of 7.86%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.35 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Golub Capital BDC, Inc. will post $1.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. Golub Capital BDC’s payout ratio is 96.24%.

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A number of research analysts have weighed in on GBDC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.50 target price on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. National Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 target price (up from $10.00) on shares of Golub Capital BDC in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Golub Capital BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Golub Capital BDC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.60.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of GBDC. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 8.3% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,382,082 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $27,476,000 after buying an additional 105,638 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 19.1% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,734,145 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $54,355,000 after buying an additional 439,011 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Golub Capital BDC in the first quarter worth approximately $442,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 1.2% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 47,960 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $953,000 after buying an additional 553 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Segment Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Golub Capital BDC by 12.4% in the first quarter. Segment Wealth Management LLC now owns 27,175 shares of the investment management company’s stock worth $540,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. 41.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Golub Capital BDC Company Profile

Golub Capital BDC, Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end, management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in senior secured and one stop loans of the United States middle-market companies.

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