Headlines about Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 45.206979334833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- $0.25 EPS Expected for Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital Southwest Announces Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule (finance.yahoo.com)
- Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) opened at 17.72 on Friday. Capital Southwest Corporation has a 52-week low of $13.81 and a 52-week high of $17.76. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.92 and a 200-day moving average of $16.42. The firm has a market cap of $283.63 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.75 and a beta of -0.51.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.42%. This is a boost from Capital Southwest Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Capital Southwest Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.54%.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. National Bank Financial reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Capital Southwest Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.
In other Capital Southwest Corporation news, major shareholder Moab Capital Partners Llc sold 53,270 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total value of $921,571.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 54,770 shares of company stock valued at $945,931. Corporate insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.
Capital Southwest Corporation 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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