Shares of Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.25.

CSWC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. National Securities initiated coverage on Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price for the company. National Bank Financial restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine downgraded Capital Southwest Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Capital Southwest Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd.

Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ CSWC) traded up 0.75% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $17.52. The company had a trading volume of 2,069 shares. Capital Southwest Corporation has a 52-week low of $13.81 and a 52-week high of $17.56. The company has a 50-day moving average of $16.87 and a 200-day moving average of $16.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $280.43 million, a P/E ratio of 10.63 and a beta of -0.51.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. This is an increase from Capital Southwest Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. Capital Southwest Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 58.54%.

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In other news, major shareholder Moab Capital Partners Llc sold 53,270 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total transaction of $921,571.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have sold a total of 54,770 shares of company stock valued at $945,931 in the last quarter. Insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $179,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 15,722 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $253,000 after acquiring an additional 1,207 shares during the last quarter. Steinberg Global Asset Management lifted its position in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. Steinberg Global Asset Management now owns 16,020 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $258,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. Bard Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $263,000. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. lifted its position in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 27.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 21,804 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $351,000 after acquiring an additional 4,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 62.07% of the company’s stock.

Capital Southwest Corporation 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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