News coverage about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 46.348283763475 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CSWC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services started coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price objective on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capital Southwest has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.00.

Shares of Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC) opened at $16.80 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $262.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.71 and a beta of -0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 10.41 and a quick ratio of 10.42. Capital Southwest has a 52 week low of $15.04 and a 52 week high of $17.76.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.26 dividend. This is an increase from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.19%. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.12%.

In related news, VP Douglas M. Kelley acquired 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $17.00 per share, for a total transaction of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 66,135 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,124,295. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

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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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