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American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) EVP Samuel Allan Flax sold 3,200 shares of American Capital stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.52, for a total transaction of $49,664.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 396,888 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,159,702. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ACAS shares. Analysts at Compass Point raised their price target on shares of American Capital from $18.00 to $19.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 5th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Sterne Agee initiated coverage on shares of American Capital in a research note on Wednesday, May 21st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. American Capital currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.00.

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) traded down 0.71% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.48. 1,438,520 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Capital has a 1-year low of $12.42 and a 1-year high of $16.37. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.03 and a 200-day moving average of $15.19. The company’s market cap is $4.076 billion. American Capital also saw a large increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 9,397,648 shares, an increase of 41.2% from the June 13th total of 6,655,826 shares. Currently, 3.6% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 5,047,080 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days.

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $84.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share. American Capital’s revenue was down 36.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that American Capital will post $0.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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