Capital Southwest (CSWC) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub
Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.
A number of other research analysts have also commented on the company. National Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.00.
Capital Southwest (CSWC) opened at $17.20 on Friday. Capital Southwest has a 1-year low of $14.85 and a 1-year high of $17.76. The company has a market capitalization of $279.87, a P/E ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ariel Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Capital Southwest by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. Ariel Investments LLC now owns 1,008,803 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $16,696,000 after purchasing an additional 45,077 shares in the last quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC grew its position in Capital Southwest by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC now owns 1,380,941 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $22,855,000 after acquiring an additional 24,246 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Capital Southwest by 19.8% in the fourth quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 440,646 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $7,293,000 after acquiring an additional 72,761 shares during the period. River Road Asset Management LLC grew its position in 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 acquiring an additional 26,330 shares during the period. Finally, Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co. MI ADV bought a new stake in Capital Southwest in the fourth quarter valued at $149,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.56% of the company’s stock.
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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