Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) Director Christine Battist purchased 794 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.01 per share, with a total value of $15,093.94. Following the purchase, the director now owns 794 shares in the company, valued at $15,093.94. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of CSWC stock traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $19.07. The stock had a trading volume of 31,706 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,008. Capital Southwest Co. has a fifty-two week low of $14.85 and a fifty-two week high of $19.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $310.62 million, a PE ratio of 18.88 and a beta of 0.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.29.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The asset manager reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.03. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 118.20% and a return on equity of 5.82%. The company had revenue of $11.11 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.92 million. equities analysts forecast that Capital Southwest Co. will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CSWC. Centaurus Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest in the 1st quarter worth $153,000. Greenwich Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest in the 1st quarter worth $298,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest in the 1st quarter worth $464,000. Hilltop Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital Southwest in the 1st quarter worth $724,000. Finally, Ariel Investments LLC lifted its stake in shares of Capital Southwest by 4.8% in the 2nd quarter. Ariel Investments LLC now owns 1,039,515 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $18,826,000 after acquiring an additional 47,792 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 55.67% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CSWC. BidaskClub cut shares of Capital Southwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. National Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, JMP Securities began coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.

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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