Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (NYSE:GSBD) Director Jaime Ardila bought 8,108 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $21.84 per share, with a total value of $177,078.72. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 12,791 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $279,355.44. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (NYSE GSBD) traded down $0.11 on Tuesday, hitting $21.66. The stock had a trading volume of 143,902 shares, compared to its average volume of 148,800. The company has a market capitalization of $873.64 and a PE ratio of 10.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.83. Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. has a 52 week low of $21.00 and a 52 week high of $25.60.

Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47. The company had revenue of $34.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.56 million. Goldman Sachs BDC had a return on equity of 11.34% and a net margin of 32.19%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.31%. Goldman Sachs BDC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -818.18%.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Goldman Sachs BDC from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. National Securities restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Goldman Sachs BDC in a research note on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub raised Goldman Sachs BDC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Goldman Sachs BDC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Goldman Sachs BDC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.60.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GSBD. Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 0.4% during the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 9,946 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $224,000 after purchasing an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 1.3% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 10,445 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $235,000 after purchasing an additional 139 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 4.9% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 4,553 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $103,000 after purchasing an additional 211 shares in the last quarter. Homrich & Berg raised its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 1.7% during the second quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 33,012 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $743,000 after purchasing an additional 558 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Texas Yale Capital Corp. raised its holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC by 1.1% during the second quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp. now owns 110,230 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,482,000 after purchasing an additional 1,250 shares in the last quarter. 36.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Goldman Sachs BDC

Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc is a closed-end management investment company. The Company is a specialty finance company, which is focused on lending to middle-market companies. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, including first lien, unitranche, including last out portions of such loans, and second lien debt, and unsecured debt, including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.

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