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 maximum price target given was 21, implying a possible profit of 7.36 percent. The lowest price target was 18, implying a possible loss of -7.98 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GBDC is -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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.15 billion. GBDC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.