thoughts on these estimates, before EPS results? Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM)

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Earnings results for Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM)

Estimate Momentum measures change in analyst sentiment over time and may be an indicator of future price movements. The Change in Consensus chart shows the current, 1 week ago, and 1 month ago consensus earnings per share (EPS*) forecasts. For the fiscal quarter endingJun 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at 0.24 and remained the same over the past month at 0.24. none raised and none lowered their forecast. For the fiscal year ending Dec 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has remained the same over the past week at 0.99 and remained the same over the past month at 0.99 . none raised and none lowered their forecast.

Stellus Capital Investment last announced its earnings results on May 11th, 2020. The investment management company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32. The business had revenue of $15.26 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.24 million. Stellus Capital Investment has generated $1.23 earnings per share over the last year. Stellus Capital Investment has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Friday, July 31st, 2020. Stellus Capital Investment will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 31st at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

Analyst Opinion on Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM)

4 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Stellus Capital Investment in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $8.00, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 9.74%. The high price target for SCM is $8.00 and the low price target for SCM is $8.00. There are currently 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

Stellus Capital Investment has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 2.00, and is based on no buy ratings, 4 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $8.00, Stellus Capital Investment has a potential upside of 9.7% from its current price of $7.29. Stellus Capital Investment has only been the subject of 2 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM)

Stellus Capital Investment is a leading dividend payer. It pays a dividend yield of 13.85%, putting its dividend yield in the top 25% of dividend-paying stocks. Stellus Capital Investment does not have a long track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Stellus Capital Investment is 81.30%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, Stellus Capital Investment will have a dividend payout ratio of 90.09% in the coming year. This indicates that Stellus Capital Investment may not be able to sustain their current dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM)

In the past three months, Stellus Capital Investment insiders have bought more of their company’s stock than they have sold. Specifically, they have bought $128,630.00 in company stock and sold $0.00 in company stock. Only 5.41% of the stock of Stellus Capital Investment is held by insiders. Only 14.29% of the stock of Stellus Capital Investment is held by institutions.

Earnings and Valuation of Stellus Capital Investment (NYSE:SCM

Earnings for Stellus Capital Investment are expected to grow by 12.12% in the coming year, from $0.99 to $1.11 per share. The P/E ratio of Stellus Capital Investment is -5.17, which means that its earnings are negative and its P/E ratio cannot be compared to companies with positive earnings. The P/E ratio of Stellus Capital Investment is -5.17, which means that its earnings are negative and its P/E ratio cannot be compared to companies with positive earnings. Stellus Capital Investment has a P/B Ratio of 0.51. P/B Ratios below 1 indicate that a company could be undervalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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