News articles about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 45.0649165697821 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on CSWC shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. National Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services started coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.00.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC) traded up $0.04 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.07. 35,045 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,028. 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 company has a market cap of $272.81, a PE ratio of 18.92 and a beta of -0.55.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.09%. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.49%.

In other news, VP Douglas M. Kelley bought 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $17.00 per share, with a total value of $25,500.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 66,135 shares in the company, valued at $1,124,295. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 5.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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