Equities analysts predict that Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) will post earnings of $0.25 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Capital Southwest Corporation’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.25 and the lowest is $0.24. Capital Southwest Corporation reported earnings of $0.11 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 127.3%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, November 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Capital Southwest Corporation will report full year earnings of $1.00 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.99 to $1.01. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.28 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.24 to $1.31. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Capital Southwest Corporation.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. National Securities assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Friday, June 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.25.

Shares of Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $17.72. The company had a trading volume of 10,225 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $283.63 million, a P/E ratio of 10.75 and a beta of -0.51. The company’s 50-day moving average is $16.92 and its 200 day moving average is $16.42. Capital Southwest Corporation has a 52-week low of $13.81 and a 52-week high of $17.76.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. This is an increase from Capital Southwest Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.42%. Capital Southwest Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 58.54%.

In other news, major shareholder Moab Capital Partners Llc sold 53,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total transaction of $921,571.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 54,770 shares of company stock worth $945,931. Insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Steinberg Global Asset Management increased its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 8.1% during the 2nd quarter. Steinberg Global Asset Management now owns 16,020 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $258,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 15,722 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $253,000 after purchasing an additional 1,207 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 114,753 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $1,846,000 after purchasing an additional 1,937 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 22,500 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $362,000 after purchasing an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest Corporation by 18.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 24,216 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $389,000 after purchasing an additional 3,696 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 62.07% of the company’s stock.

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About Capital Southwest Corporation

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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