Headlines about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 47.0077276963384 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on CSWC. National Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub upgraded Capital Southwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on Capital Southwest in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capital Southwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.00.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ CSWC) opened at $16.06 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $248.30, a PE ratio of 8.54 and a beta of -0.64. The company has a quick ratio of 10.42, a current ratio of 10.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Capital Southwest has a fifty-two week low of $14.85 and a fifty-two week high of $17.76.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The asset manager reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25. The business had revenue of $8.51 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.13 million. Capital Southwest had a return on equity of 5.51% and a net margin of 91.90%. sell-side analysts expect that Capital Southwest will post 1 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Capital Southwest news, Director David R. Brooks purchased 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 28th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $16.66 per share, for a total transaction of $33,320.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares in the company, valued at $366,520. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Douglas M. Kelley purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $17.00 per share, with a total value of $25,500.00. Following the purchase, the vice president now owns 66,135 shares in the company, valued at $1,124,295. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders bought 5,880 shares of company stock valued at $98,551. Insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

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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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