Brokerages expect Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) to report $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Capital Southwest’s earnings. Capital Southwest reported earnings of $0.26 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 53.8%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, June 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Capital Southwest will report full-year earnings of $1.43 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.41 to $1.46. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $1.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.66 to $1.76. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Capital Southwest.

A number of brokerages have commented on CSWC. BidaskClub upgraded Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Capital Southwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 11th. National Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, JMP Securities boosted their price objective on Capital Southwest from $22.50 to $23.00 and gave the stock a “market outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.50.

Shares of CSWC stock opened at $21.66 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.28 and a quick ratio of 0.28. Capital Southwest has a 52 week low of $16.89 and a 52 week high of $24.17. The company has a market capitalization of $371.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.85 and a beta of 0.25.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Sanders Morris Harris LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 11.2% during the first quarter. Sanders Morris Harris LLC now owns 912,237 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $19,193,000 after buying an additional 91,705 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 8.5% during the first quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 170,130 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $3,580,000 after buying an additional 13,284 shares during the period. Confluence Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 1.4% during the first quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC now owns 115,506 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $2,430,000 after buying an additional 1,564 shares during the period. Cavalier Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 106.8% during the first quarter. Cavalier Investments LLC now owns 97,200 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $2,045,000 after buying an additional 50,200 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital Southwest by 2,108.0% during the first quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 86,003 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $1,810,000 after buying an additional 82,108 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.27% of the company’s stock.

Capital Southwest Company Profile

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in middle market companies, mezzanine, later stage, mature, late venture, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing.

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