Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Capital Southwest (CSWC)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC):

  • 9/23/2019 – Capital Southwest is now covered by analysts at National Securities. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2019 – Capital Southwest was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/14/2019 – Capital Southwest was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 9/10/2019 – Capital Southwest was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/28/2019 – Capital Southwest was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/14/2019 – Capital Southwest was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/1/2019 – Capital Southwest was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.

NASDAQ CSWC traded down $0.35 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.79. 2,337 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 86,323. The firm has a market cap of $390.74 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.35 and a beta of 0.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $21.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $21.59. The company has a quick ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 0.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Capital Southwest Co. has a fifty-two week low of $17.22 and a fifty-two week high of $24.17.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 5th. The asset manager reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $15.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.90 million. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 53.87% and a return on equity of 8.27%. Analysts anticipate that Capital Southwest Co. will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.



The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio is currently 112.68%.

In other news, Director David R. Brooks acquired 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $21.37 per share, for a total transaction of $53,425.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 24,500 shares in the company, valued at $523,565. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 6.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest by 2.5% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 40,737 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $854,000 after buying an additional 1,009 shares during the period. Advantage Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Capital Southwest in the second quarter valued at approximately $25,000. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Capital Southwest in the second quarter valued at approximately $34,000. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest by 59.5% in the second quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. now owns 19,975 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $418,000 after buying an additional 7,450 shares during the period. Finally, Centaurus Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest by 4,647.2% in the second quarter. Centaurus Financial Inc. now owns 8,545 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $179,000 after buying an additional 8,365 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 48.41% of the company’s stock.

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in middle market companies, mezzanine, later stage, mature, late venture, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing.

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