Capital Southwest (CSWC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 47.4772870215602 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

CSWC has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services initiated coverage on Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. One investment 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’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.00.

Capital Southwest (CSWC) traded up $0.01 on Friday, hitting $16.45. The stock had a trading volume of 13,487 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,459. The company has a market cap of $263.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.45 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a current ratio of 10.41, a quick ratio of 10.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Capital Southwest has a 52-week low of $15.04 and a 52-week high of $17.76.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.32%. This is a positive change from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Capital Southwest’s payout ratio is presently 59.77%.

In other Capital Southwest news, Director David R. Brooks bought 2,000 shares of Capital Southwest stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $16.66 per share, with a total value of $33,320.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,520. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Douglas M. Kelley bought 1,500 shares of Capital Southwest stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.00 per share, for a total transaction of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 66,135 shares in the company, valued at $1,124,295. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 5,880 shares of company stock valued at $98,551. Corporate 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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