Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact CM Finance (CMFN) Stock Price
Media coverage about CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CM Finance earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 45.8251575748214 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CMFN shares. ValuEngine raised CM Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered CM Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, TheStreet lowered CM Finance from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st.
CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) opened at $8.40 on Friday. CM Finance has a 12-month low of $7.40 and a 12-month high of $10.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 5.91 and a quick ratio of 5.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $115.68, a PE ratio of 5.12 and a beta of 1.34.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.90%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. CM Finance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.98%.
CM Finance Company Profile
CM Finance Inc is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of the United States middle-market companies. The Company’s primary investment objective is to maximize total return to stockholders in the form of current income and capital appreciation by investing in debt and related equity of privately held lower middle-market companies.
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