A Guide To The Risks Of Investing In Barings BDC Inc. (BBDC)


Barings BDC Inc.’s recent filing unveils that its Director BYERS STEPHEN R acquired Company’s shares for reported $3210.0 on Jul 18. In the deal valued at $8.03 per share,400 shares were bought. As a result of this transaction, BYERS STEPHEN R now holds 21,077 shares worth roughly $ 0.2 million.

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Then, O’Connor Michael James bought 25,000 shares, generating $185,732 in total proceeds. Upon buying the shares at $7.43, the Adviser Board Member now owns 25,000 shares.

Before that, Murray Elizabeth A. bought 2,500 shares. Barings BDC Inc. shares valued at $18,075 were divested by the Principal Accounting Officer at a price of $7.23 per share. As a result of the transaction, Murray Elizabeth A. now holds 14,534 shares, worth roughly $0.14 million.

Oppenheimer downgraded its Barings BDC Inc. [BBDC] rating to a Perform from a an Outperform in a research note published on Friday, February 24, 2023; the price target was decreased to $9 from $10. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of -3.78 to its Friday closing price.

Price Performance Review of BBDC

On Friday, Barings BDC Inc. [NYSE:BBDC] saw its stock jump 0.65% to $9.34. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $9.295, but rose to a high of $9.37. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 1.97%. Barings BDC Inc. shares have risen nearly 14.60% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have fallen -6.32% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $10.01 was reached on 09/01/23, a 52-week low of $6.96 was recorded on 05/05/23. SMA at 50 days reached $8.41, while 200 days put it at $8.24.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For BBDC Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 9.30, which if violated will result in even more drops to 9.26. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 9.38. A further resistance level may holdings at 9.41. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 77.33, which indicates overbought technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at 0.12, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been bullish at 7.50%. Stochastics %K at 86.10% indicates the stock is a selling.

How much short interest is there in Barings BDC Inc.?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in Barings BDC Inc. stocks on Aug 14, 2023, dropping by -0.1 million shares to a total of 0.61 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jul 13, 2023 was 0.71 million shares. There was a decline of -16.94%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 0.66% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 1.34.

According to FactSet, Barings BDC Inc.’s share price will average $9.82 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 7.76 percent from its previous closing price of $9.28. Analysts expect Barings BDC Inc. stock to reach the higher price of $11.00, while the lowest price estimate is $9.00. However, 7 analysts have rated BBDC stock as an Overweight in their predictions for 2023.


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