Headlines about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 58 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) traded up 0.3393% on Friday, reaching $16.1747. The company had a trading volume of 14,539 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $258.25 million, a P/E ratio of 12.7360 and a beta of -0.43. Capital Southwest has a 1-year low of $13.49 and a 1-year high of $17.34. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $16.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $15.68.
Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 6th. The asset manager reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 102.38% and a return on equity of 2.73%. The business earned $6.87 million during the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Capital Southwest will post $2.00 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th were issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 13th. This is a positive change from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.71%. Capital Southwest’s payout ratio is 53.97%.
In related news, major shareholder Moab Capital Partners Llc sold 3,288 shares of Capital Southwest stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.92, for a total value of $55,632.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Joseph B. Armes sold 5,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $85,800.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 39,300 shares in the company, valued at $648,450. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 11,774 shares of company stock valued at $196,612 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 6.50% 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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