Analyst Ratings for Golub Capital BDC Inc. (GBDC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ:GBDC) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for GBDC last month.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GBDC. The most optimistic price target was 21, implying a possible profit of 7.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 18, implying a possible loss of -7.98 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.4 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

GBDC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -8.4 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GBDC is -1.7.

GBDC has traded between a high of 20.50 and a low of 17.34 over the past year. Currently the stock is 12.8 percent higher than its low, and 4.59 percent below the high. GBDC has a price/earnings ratio of 14.28. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GBDC value stock report compares GBDC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GBDC is $1.15 billion. GBDC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.