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 most optimistic price target was 21, which equates to a potential upside 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.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.4 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. GBDC has a PEG ratio of -1.7.

In the last 52-weeks, GBDC has achieved a high of 20.50 and a low of 17.34. Today's price is 12.8 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.59 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.