Capital Southwest Co. (CSWC) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.00.

A number of research firms have weighed in on CSWC. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company.

In other Capital Southwest news, Director David R. Brooks bought 2,000 shares of Capital Southwest stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.66 per share, for a total transaction of $33,320.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $366,520. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Thomas Duane Morgan bought 3,050 shares of Capital Southwest stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 4,395 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $72,034.05. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 8,130 shares of company stock valued at $134,408 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest in the fourth quarter valued at about $149,000. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC raised its position in shares of 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 valued at $23,240,000 after buying an additional 87,408 shares during the last quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 272.5% in the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,485 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $711,000 after buying an additional 30,349 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest by 12.3% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 103,139 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $1,658,000 after purchasing an additional 11,299 shares during the period. Finally, River Road Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $14,356,000 after purchasing an additional 26,330 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.78% of the company’s stock.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC) opened at $16.42 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. The firm has a market cap of $261.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.73 and a beta of -0.64. Capital Southwest has a 12-month low of $14.85 and a 12-month high of $17.76.

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About Capital Southwest

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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