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American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) Director Philip R. Harper unloaded 60,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.25, for a total value of $915,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,203,753 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,357,233. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) traded down 1.74% on Tuesday, hitting $15.25. 4,937,745 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Capital has a 1-year low of $11.82 and a 1-year high of $16.37. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $15.65 and its 200-day moving average is $14.41. The company has a market cap of $4.121 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.44.

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 11th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $118.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.14 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 34.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that American Capital will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ACAS shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of American Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.20.

American Capital, Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS) is an equity firm and global asset manager.

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