Headlines about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0394185910937 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Capital Southwest (CSWC) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital Southwest Co. (CSWC) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Comparison: Capital Southwest (CSWC) and Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital Southwest (CSWC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by National Securities (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital Southwest (CSWC) and Its Peers Critical Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of NASDAQ:CSWC traded down $0.16 on Thursday, hitting $17.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 16,353 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,361. Capital Southwest has a 1 year low of $14.85 and a 1 year high of $18.00. The stock has a market cap of $275.18, a P/E ratio of 28.31 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.47%. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 183.61%.
Several brokerages have commented on CSWC. BidaskClub upgraded Capital Southwest from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Capital Southwest has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.00.
In other Capital Southwest news, Director Thomas Duane Morgan purchased 3,050 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.39 per share, with a total value of $49,989.50. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $72,034.05. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John H. Wilson purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $17.10 per share, for a total transaction of $51,300.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $342,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 6,750 shares of company stock worth $112,658. Insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.
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About Capital Southwest
Capital Southwest Corporation is an investment company that specializes in providing customized financing to middle market companies in a range of industry segments located primarily in the United States. The Company is a specialty lending company. Its principal investment objective is to produce risk-adjusted returns by generating current income from debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity and equity related investments.
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