Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks In The Top 3: NMM, GAIN, HTGC
Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) shares currently have a dividend yield of 9.60%. Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in buyout, recapitalization, and changes in control investments. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.33. The average volume for Gladstone Investment Corporation has been 160,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gladstone Investment Corporation has a market cap of $197.8 million and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. TheStreet Ratings rates Gladstone Investment Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- GAIN's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 8.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 62.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Capital Markets industry. The net income increased by 4344.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.35 million to $14.94 million.
- The gross profit margin for GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORP/DE is rather high; currently it is at 68.60%. Regardless of GAIN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GAIN's net profit margin of 131.51% significantly outperformed against the industry.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 179.43% to $33.90 million when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 179.43%, GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORP/DE is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 272.26%.
- The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Capital Markets industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORP/DE has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
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