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Solar Capital Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:SLRC)

+0.10 (+0.50 %)
(As of 10/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $20.18
50-Day Range
MA: $20.51
52-Week Range
Now: $20.18
Volume79,168 shs
Average Volume100,375 shs
Market Capitalization$852.81 million
P/E Ratio11.41
Dividend Yield8.17%
Solar Capital Ltd. is a business development company specializing in secured debt (first lien unitranche and second lien), subordinated (unsecured) debt, minority equity, and strategic income-oriented control equity investments in leveraged middle market companies. The fund invests in aerospace and defense; air freight & logistics; asset management; automotive; banking; beverage, food and tobacco; building products; buildings and real estate; broadcasting and entertainment; cargo transport; commercial services and supplies; communications equipment; chemicals, plastics and rubber; containers, packaging and glass; construction & engineering; diversified/conglomerate manufacturing; consumer Finance; distributors; diversified/conglomerate services; diversified financial services; diversified real estate sctivities; food products; Footwear; Education Services; diversified telecommunications services; electronics; farming and agriculture; finance; grocery; health care equipment and supplies; health care facilities; education and childcare; home and office furnishing, durable consumer products; hotels, motels, inns and gaming; insurance; restaurants, leisure, amusement, and entertainment; leisure equipment tolls and services, media, multiline retail, multi sector holdings; paper and forest products; personal products; professional services, research and consulting services, software; specialty retail; textiles apparel and luxury goods, thrifts and mortgage finance, trading companies and distributors, utilities, and wireless telecommunication services; industrial conglomerates; internet software and services, IT services, machinery; mining, steel, iron, and non precious metals; oil and gas; personal, food and miscellaneous services; printing and publishing; retail stores; telecommunications; textiles and leather; and utilities. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Investment offices, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SLRC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$153.53 million
Cash Flow$1.78 per share
Book Value$21.75 per share


Net Income$66.87 million


Market Cap$852.81 million
Next Earnings Date11/4/2019 (Confirmed)

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Solar Capital (NASDAQ:SLRC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Solar Capital's stock symbol?

Solar Capital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SLRC."

How often does Solar Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Solar Capital?

Solar Capital announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Wednesday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.13%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 18th. View Solar Capital's Dividend History.

How were Solar Capital's earnings last quarter?

Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 5th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44. The financial services provider earned $38.68 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.38 million. Solar Capital had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 46.63%. View Solar Capital's Earnings History.

When is Solar Capital's next earnings date?

Solar Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, November 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Solar Capital.

How can I listen to Solar Capital's earnings call?

Solar Capital will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, November 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for SLRC?

4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Solar Capital's stock. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $25.00. On average, they expect Solar Capital's stock price to reach $22.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Solar Capital.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Solar Capital?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Solar Capital in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Solar Capital.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Solar Capital stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Solar Capital stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Solar Capital Ltd. is a closed-end investment company that invests primarily in leveraged companies, including middle market companies, in the form of senior secured loans, mezzanine loans, and equity securities. " (9/27/2019)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, "▪ SLRC earned $0.44/share of NII for 1Q19, a penny shy of our estimate but comfortably above the $0.41/share quarterly dividend. The dividend is being comfortably out-earned even with a balance sheet that is underleveraged with minimal prepayment-related income (both fees and acceleration of unamortized OID). This leads us to expect an increase in the quarterly dividend by a penny per share both in 2019 and 2020 with payout ratios remaining conservative.
    ▪ NAV/share bounced back to $21.93 from $21.75 Q/Q as credit spreads tightened for the 3/31/19 quarter. We expect NAV/share to steadily improve courtesy of an out-earned dividend and what we expect will be a continuation of very strong asset quality. We regard Solar as one of the most disciplined credit investors in the BDC sector.
    ▪ The revenue stream at Solar remains arguably the most diversified in the entire sector. In 1Q19, 31.1% was from cash flow lending, 31.2% from asset-based lending (ABL), 14.2% from equipment financing, and 23.5% from life sciences lending. This permits Solar to maintain both yield and volume even during periods of material spread compression and poor terms that have plagued middle market cash flow lending. We see this is as a significant advantage for the company and one that we do not believe the market fully appreciates.
    ▪ The 30% basket has been freed up significantly since 3Q18 when JVs were brought on-balance sheet and the company will likely continue to evaluate more specialty finance platform acquisitions. Although we do not model in an acquisition as we are unsure of what this could look like and when it could take place, any such acquisition could further diversify SLRC’s revenue stream and lead us to expect greater portfolio growth than we currently anticipate.
    ▪ We are revising our 2019 NII/share estimate to $1.81 from $1.86 and are our 2020 NII/share estimate to $1.96 from $2.00. We are maintaining our BUY rating and $25 price target." (5/8/2019)

Has Solar Capital been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about SLRC stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Solar Capital earned a news impact score of -2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Solar Capital.

Are investors shorting Solar Capital?

Solar Capital saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 66,100 shares, an increase of 13.6% from the August 30th total of 58,200 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 81,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.8 days. Approximately 0.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Solar Capital's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Solar Capital's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Solar Capital own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Solar Capital investors own include AT&T (T), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI), Solar Senior Capital (SUNS), Main Street Capital (MAIN), Ventas (VTR), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Ares Capital (ARCC), Enbridge (ENB), ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY) and Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT).

Who are Solar Capital's key executives?

Solar Capital's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael S. Gross, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Richard L. Peteka, Treasurer, Sec. & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Richard R. Pivirotto Jr., Investor Relations
  • Mr. Guy Francis Talarico J.D., Chief Compliance Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Anthony Storino, Head of Healthcare Venture Lending

How do I buy shares of Solar Capital?

Shares of SLRC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Solar Capital's stock price today?

One share of SLRC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.18.

How big of a company is Solar Capital?

Solar Capital has a market capitalization of $852.81 million and generates $153.53 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $66.87 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.77 on an earnings per share basis. View Additional Information About Solar Capital.

What is Solar Capital's official website?

The official website for Solar Capital is http://www.solarcapltd.com/.

How can I contact Solar Capital?

Solar Capital's mailing address is 500 PARK AVENUE 3RD FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-993-1670 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Solar Capital (NASDAQ SLRC)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  320 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  371 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  691
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Solar Capital and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SLRC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SLRC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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