News articles about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.2536546243247 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several equities analysts have commented on CSWC shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on Capital Southwest in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.00.
Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) opened at $16.71 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $267.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.60 and a beta of 0.53. Capital Southwest has a 12-month low of $15.04 and a 12-month high of $17.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 10.41 and a quick ratio of 10.42.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.22%. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 59.77%.
In related news, VP Douglas M. Kelley acquired 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $17.00 per share, with a total value of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now owns 66,135 shares in the company, valued at $1,124,295. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director David R. Brooks bought 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $16.66 per share, with a total value of $33,320.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,520. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 5,880 shares of company stock valued at $98,551. Company insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.
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Capital Southwest Company Profile
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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