Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) Receives $23.25 Average Target Price from Analysts

Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.25.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on CSWC shares. BidaskClub upgraded Capital Southwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, October 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital Southwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Capital Southwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday.

NASDAQ CSWC traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $21.99. 37,972 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 82,211. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.29 and a quick ratio of 0.29. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $21.71 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $21.65. Capital Southwest has a 1 year low of $17.22 and a 1 year high of $24.17. The company has a market cap of $393.38 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 0.18.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 5th. The asset manager reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $15.22 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.28 million. Capital Southwest had a return on equity of 8.53% and a net margin of 44.96%. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that Capital Southwest will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advantage Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Capital Southwest in the 2nd quarter valued at about $25,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its holdings in Capital Southwest by 521.3% during the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,988 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $43,000 after buying an additional 1,668 shares in the last quarter. Centaurus Financial Inc. boosted its position in Capital Southwest by 4,647.2% in the 2nd 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. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV purchased a new stake in Capital Southwest in the 3rd quarter valued at about $196,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in Capital Southwest in the 2nd quarter worth about $208,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 45.16% of the company’s stock.

Capital Southwest Company Profile

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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