Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ: GBDC) Stock Coverage Initiated at Janney Montgomery Scott

Analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ: GBDC) stock, rating the company at Neutral.Janney Montgomery Scott currently has a rating of Neutral on the shares. The one-year price target of $18.50 is $18.50, that has caused a number of other analysts to comment on the company recently. Looking back over the last 52 weeks, Golub Capital BDC Inc. stock has a high of $19.76. Price changes targets are not unusual as analysts and brokerage firms will publish periodic updates after initiating coverage,.

U.S. stocks on Monday closed mostly flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.02% closed down 3.63 points at 18,120.17.

The blue-chip gauge had been up by as much as 131 points earlier and traded within a 162-point range.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.18% declined 9.54 points, or 0.2%, to close at 5,235.03.

Earlier, the Nasdaq Composite Index had been up by as many as 37 points and traded with a 58-point range

Shares of Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ: GBDC) opened at $18.50 yesterday and traded in a range between, $18.50 and $18.85, and last traded at $18.78, a spike of $0.18 over the previous closing price.

Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ: GBDC) now has a market cap of N/A.

The stock’s average daily volume is 141,625 shares out of a total float N/A and some 31,853 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 119 percent lower than the average. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use swings in trading volume to identify large volume aggregation or dissemination by institutional investors.

As with all possible breakouts, investors watch for volume to be at least 40%-50% above normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these retain substantial teams of analysts that research thousands of stocks, so it is good validation to see them buying a stock you are researching.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they influence— traders are able to make make smarter trades.

Trades for Golub Capital BDC Inc. (NASDAQ: GBDC) have ranged from $14.80 – 19.76, and the stock now has a 50-day MA of $18.81 and 200-day MA of $17.85. Today’s last price is 0.05% lower than the 52 week high of $19.76.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to look at when buying stocks and investors identify companies that have raised their earnings by at least 25% over a 3 year period.

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