Analysts expect Alcentra Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:ABDC) to post $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for Alcentra Capital Corp.’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.32 and the highest is $0.34. Alcentra Capital Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.35 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 5.7%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Alcentra Capital Corp. will report full-year earnings of $1.37 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.33 to $1.43. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.38 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.29 to $1.49. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Alcentra Capital Corp..

A number of brokerages have commented on ABDC. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $16.00 to $14.00 in a report on Monday, July 17th. ValuEngine cut shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $14.00 target price on shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. TheStreet cut shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, DA Davidson began coverage on shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Alcentra Capital Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.50.

In other news, Director Steven H. Reiff acquired 11,668 shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.72 per share, with a total value of $125,080.96. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $75,040. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 4.96% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. by 4.4% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 13,098 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $178,000 after purchasing an additional 550 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. by 4.9% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 28,835 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $396,000 after purchasing an additional 1,354 shares in the last quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. by 8.1% in the second quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC now owns 20,011 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $232,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares in the last quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. by 2.7% in the second quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC now owns 209,528 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $2,847,000 after purchasing an additional 5,566 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of Alcentra Capital Corp. by 1,948.4% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 8,808 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $120,000 after purchasing an additional 8,378 shares in the last quarter. 31.49% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Alcentra Capital Corp. (NASDAQ ABDC) traded up 1.11% on Friday, reaching $10.94. 60,906 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.88 and its 200-day moving average is $12.84. Alcentra Capital Corp. has a 1-year low of $10.20 and a 1-year high of $14.73.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 12.43%. Alcentra Capital Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,700.00%.

About Alcentra Capital Corp.

Alcentra Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that operates as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company operates as a business development company and a regulated investment company. It provides customized debt and equity financing solutions to lower middle-market companies, which are companies having annual earnings, before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of between $5 million and $15 million, and/or revenues of between $10 million and $100 million.

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