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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GBDC. The maximum price target given was 21, implying potential capital gains of 7.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 18, implying potential capital losses of -7.98 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GBDC has a PEG ratio of -1.7.

GBDC has traded between a high of 20.50 and a low of 17.34 over the past year. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.