Investment Corporation Gladstone (NASDAQ:GAIN) Q1 2018 Sentiment Report

July 12, 2018 - By Christine McCrea

Sentiment for Investment Corporation Gladstone (NASDAQ:GAIN)

Investment Corporation Gladstone (NASDAQ:GAIN) institutional sentiment increased to 1.5 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.40, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. The ratio increased, as 30 active investment managers opened new and increased positions, while 20 reduced and sold their equity positions in Investment Corporation Gladstone. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 4.65 million shares, down from 4.82 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Investment Corporation Gladstone in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 15 Increased: 17 New Position: 13.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability firm interests, and warrants or options. The company has market cap of $386.84 million. The fund does not invest in start-ups. It has a 6.27 P/E ratio. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States.

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.0558 during the last trading session, reaching $11.7858. About 11,623 shares traded. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) has risen 25.86% since July 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.29% the S&P500.

Analysts await Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 11.76 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.17 per share. GAIN’s profit will be $6.24M for 15.51 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Gladstone Investment Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.52 % negative EPS growth.

Cue Financial Group Inc. holds 1.33% of its portfolio in Gladstone Investment Corporation for 200,050 shares. Archford Capital Strategies Llc owns 45,679 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Advisors Asset Management Inc. has 0.09% invested in the company for 552,022 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gsa Capital Partners Llp has invested 0.06% in the stock. Sprott Inc., a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 17,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $47,800 activity.

Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Gladstone Investment Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Gladstone Investment Corp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $10.5 while the high is $11.0. The stock’s average target of $10.83 is -8.11% below today’s ($11.7858) share price. GAIN was included in 3 notes of analysts from January 19, 2018. As per Tuesday, March 6, the company rating was upgraded by Wedbush. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Ladenburg.

More news for Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Gladstone Investment Corporation Announces Proxy Filing and Conference Call Date to Discuss Proxy Proposals” on June 15, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Gladstone Investment Announces Monthly Cash Distributions and First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Release and …” and published on July 10, 2018 is yet another important article.

Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) Institutional Positions Chart

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