Shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.00.
CSWC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services initiated coverage on Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Finally, National Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th.
Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC) traded down $0.01 on Friday, reaching $17.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 21,983 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,266. Capital Southwest has a 52 week low of $14.85 and a 52 week high of $18.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 0.46 and a quick ratio of 0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $284.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.91 and a beta of 0.30.
In other Capital Southwest news, Director Thomas Duane Morgan purchased 3,050 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $16.39 per share, with a total value of $49,989.50. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 4,395 shares in the company, valued at $72,034.05. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director David R. Brooks purchased 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.66 per share, with a total value of $33,320.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,520. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired 7,750 shares of company stock worth $127,998 in the last quarter. 5.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CSWC. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Capital Southwest by 18.0% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 24,216 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $389,000 after acquiring an additional 3,696 shares in the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Capital Southwest by 272.5% in the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,485 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $711,000 after acquiring an additional 30,349 shares in the last quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC boosted its holdings in Capital Southwest by 6.9% in the third quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC now owns 1,356,695 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $23,240,000 after acquiring an additional 87,408 shares in the last quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV acquired a new stake in Capital Southwest in the fourth quarter worth about $149,000. Finally, River Road Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Capital Southwest by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 867,460 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $14,356,000 after acquiring an additional 26,330 shares in the last quarter. 56.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Capital Southwest Company Profile
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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