Media stories about Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Main Street Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6095611154326 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Main Street Capital in a report on Friday, August 3rd. National Securities upped their price objective on shares of Main Street Capital from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Main Street Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.25.

Shares of NYSE:MAIN opened at $39.87 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.68 and a beta of 0.86. Main Street Capital has a 1 year low of $34.37 and a 1 year high of $41.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.11 and a quick ratio of 0.11.

Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04. Main Street Capital had a net margin of 83.40% and a return on equity of 11.81%. The firm had revenue of $59.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $57.88 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. Main Street Capital’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Main Street Capital will post 2.58 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.195 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 19th. Main Street Capital’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 95.40%.

Main Street Capital Company Profile

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in long- term equity and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies. The firm focuses on investments in, subordinated loans, private equity, venture debt, mezzanine investments, mature, mid venture, industry consolidation, later stage, late venture, emerging growth, management buyouts, change of control transactions, ownership transitions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, refinancing, business expansion capital, growth financings, family estate planning, and other growth initiatives primarily for later stage businesses.

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