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.

Several price targets were given for GBDC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 21, implying potential capital gains of 7.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 18, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.4 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GBDC to grow at a rate of -8.4 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GBDC has a PEG ratio of -1.7.

GBDC has a 52-week high of 20.50 and a 52-week low of 17.34. Today's price is 12.8 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. GBDC has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.