Capital Southwest Co. (CSWC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on CSWC. JMP Securities began coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a report on Tuesday, July 31st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded Capital Southwest from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. National Securities raised their target price on Capital Southwest from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th.

Shares of Capital Southwest traded up $0.05, reaching $18.38, during trading hours on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. 11,088 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,011. Capital Southwest has a 12-month low of $14.85 and a 12-month high of $19.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The stock has a market cap of $296.25 million, a P/E ratio of 18.20 and a beta of 0.21.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, June 5th. The asset manager reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28. The business had revenue of $9.87 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.70 million. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 111.90% and a return on equity of 5.57%. equities research analysts expect that Capital Southwest will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CSWC. Hilltop Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in Capital Southwest during the first quarter valued at $724,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest during the first quarter valued at about $464,000. Greenwich Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest during the first quarter valued at about $298,000. Finally, Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest during the first quarter valued at about $153,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 56.38% 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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