Fidus Investment (FDUS) Given Media Impact Score of 0.12

News articles about Fidus Investment (NASDAQ:FDUS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidus Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.8571688012861 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Fidus Investment (NASDAQ FDUS) opened at $15.09 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $369.60, a PE ratio of 7.66 and a beta of 1.11. Fidus Investment has a fifty-two week low of $15.01 and a fifty-two week high of $18.21.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 20th were issued a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.34%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 19th. Fidus Investment’s payout ratio is currently 79.19%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Fidus Investment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Fidus Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th.

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About Fidus Investment

Fidus Investment Corporation is a closed-end, non-diversified investment company. The Company provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns by generating both current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity-related investments.

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