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Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC) was upgraded by investment analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC) opened at 8.63 on Tuesday. Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. has a 1-year low of $8.25 and a 1-year high of $10.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.65 and its 200-day moving average is $9.20. The company has a market cap of $644.3 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.02.

Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.04. Analysts expect that Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. will post $0.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They now have a $8.10 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Evercore Partners cut their price target on shares of Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. from $11.00 to $10.00 in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse cut their price target on shares of Blackrock Kelso Capital Corp. from $10.00 to $9.50 in a research note on Monday, March 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.20.

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) is an externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company.

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