Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (NYSE:GSBD) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

A number of research firms have commented on GSBD. TheStreet raised shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 28th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a report on Monday, November 6th.

In other news, Director Jaime Ardila purchased 8,108 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $21.84 per share, with a total value of $177,078.72. Following 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 accessible through the SEC website. 0.32% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Stifel Financial Corp grew its holdings in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC by 32.2% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 25,640 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $584,000 after buying an additional 6,240 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp. grew its holdings in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC by 8.4% in the 3rd quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 119,490 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,727,000 after buying an additional 9,260 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in the 3rd quarter valued at $502,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new position in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in the 3rd quarter valued at $428,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of Goldman Sachs BDC by 12.1% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 142,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,248,000 after buying an additional 15,356 shares during the period. 36.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) traded down $0.11 on Tuesday, reaching $20.60. 102,474 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 110,348. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Goldman Sachs BDC has a 12-month low of $20.11 and a 12-month high of $25.60. The firm has a market cap of $831.11 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -92.82.

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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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