Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) Director David R. Brooks purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $16.66 per share, for a total transaction of $33,320.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,520. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Capital Southwest Co. (CSWC) opened at $16.55 on Monday. Capital Southwest Co. has a 52-week low of $15.04 and a 52-week 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 firm has a market cap of $265.12, a PE ratio of 9.57 and a beta of -0.56.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.28%. Capital Southwest’s dividend payout ratio is currently 60.12%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its position in Capital Southwest by 12.3% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 103,139 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $1,658,000 after purchasing an additional 11,299 shares during the period. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC lifted its position in Capital Southwest by 6.9% during the third quarter. Zuckerman Investment Group LLC now owns 1,356,695 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $23,240,000 after purchasing an additional 87,408 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Capital Southwest by 272.5% during the third quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,485 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $711,000 after purchasing an additional 30,349 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in Capital Southwest by 8.3% during the second 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. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in Capital Southwest by 249.3% during the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 44,035 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $708,000 after purchasing an additional 31,428 shares during the period. 60.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently commented on CSWC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Capital Southwest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.00.

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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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