News headlines about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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 news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 47.2536546243247 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub downgraded Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services assumed coverage on Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. 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 company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.00.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 57,250. Capital Southwest has a 1 year low of $15.04 and a 1 year high of $17.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 10.42 and a current ratio of 10.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $265.12, a P/E ratio of 9.77 and a beta of -0.56.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This is an increase from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. Capital Southwest’s payout ratio is 60.12%.

In related news, VP Douglas M. Kelley bought 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.00 per share, with a total value of $25,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 66,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,124,295. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David R. Brooks bought 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $16.66 per share, with a total value of $33,320.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $366,520. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 5,880 shares of company stock valued at $98,551 in the last ninety days. 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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