Media stories about Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0068286275943 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) traded up 0.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.65. 5,522 shares of the stock traded hands. Capital Southwest Corporation has a 12-month low of $13.81 and a 12-month high of $17.33. The company has a market cap of $266.50 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.10 and a beta of -0.49. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $16.35 and its 200-day moving average is $16.23.
Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 31st. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $7.73 million during the quarter. Capital Southwest Corporation had a return on equity of 4.34% and a net margin of 96.98%. Equities research analysts expect that Capital Southwest Corporation will post $1.11 EPS for the current year.
CSWC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Friday, June 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. National Bank Financial reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, National Securities initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Capital Southwest Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.67.
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In other Capital Southwest Corporation news, Director John H. Wilson acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.30 per share, for a total transaction of $81,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 17,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $277,100. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas Duane Morgan bought 3,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $16.26 per share, for a total transaction of $50,406.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 4,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $71,462.70. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,500 shares of company stock valued at $88,775 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.
About Capital Southwest Corporation
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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