Zacks: Analysts Expect Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (GSBD) to Post $0.47 Earnings Per Share
Wall Street analysts expect Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (NYSE:GSBD) to announce $0.47 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have issued estimates for Goldman Sachs BDC’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.49 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.45. Goldman Sachs BDC reported earnings per share of $0.50 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 6%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, February 22nd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Goldman Sachs BDC will report full-year earnings of $2.07 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.06 to $2.09. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $1.95 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.86 to $2.12. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Goldman Sachs BDC.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.80.
In other Goldman Sachs BDC news, Director Jaime Ardila acquired 8,108 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $21.84 per share, for a total transaction of $177,078.72. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 12,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $279,355.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.32% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC raised its holdings in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC by 49.5% in the third quarter. Global X MANAGEMENT CO LLC now owns 8,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $191,000 after purchasing an additional 2,776 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in the third quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC by 24.8% in the third quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 13,039 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $298,000 after purchasing an additional 2,594 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 40.4% during the third quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 13,968 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $318,000 after buying an additional 4,022 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 36.29% of the company’s stock.
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Goldman Sachs BDC Company Profile
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, including first lien, unitranche, including last out portions of such loans, and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.
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