News coverage about Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Main Street Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3437426203383 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Main Street Capital (MAIN) traded up $0.14 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $37.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 21,785 shares, compared to its average volume of 394,241. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 0.10 and a current ratio of 0.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,126.97, a PE ratio of 13.12 and a beta of 0.93. Main Street Capital has a one year low of $34.37 and a one year high of $41.79.

Several research firms recently commented on MAIN. ValuEngine cut Main Street Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Raymond James Financial raised Main Street Capital from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Main Street Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BidaskClub raised Main Street Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Main Street Capital in a report on Monday, November 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Main Street Capital currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.18.

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Main Street Capital Company Profile

Main Street Capital Corporation (MSCC) is a principal investment firm. MSCC’s principal investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the Company’s debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity and equity related investments, including warrants, convertible securities and other rights to acquire equity securities in a portfolio company.

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