News headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4047779681525 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Saratoga Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Maxim Group raised their price target on Saratoga Investment to $24.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Compass Point upgraded Saratoga Investment from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, October 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.33.

Shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) opened at $22.06 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Saratoga Investment has a twelve month low of $19.86 and a twelve month high of $23.78. The company has a market capitalization of $132.44, a PE ratio of 12.12 and a beta of 0.48.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.49 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This is an increase from Saratoga Investment’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.88%. Saratoga Investment’s payout ratio is presently 107.69%.

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Saratoga Investment Company Profile

Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company. The Company is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company invests primarily in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by private middle-market companies in the United States. Its investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation from its investments.

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