Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) Receives $23.25 Consensus Price Target from Analysts

Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.25.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. National Securities started coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Monday, September 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capital Southwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 7th. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a report on Thursday, October 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Capital Southwest in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Millennium Management LLC raised its position in Capital Southwest by 656.0% in the third quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 231,542 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $5,047,000 after purchasing an additional 200,916 shares in the last quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Capital Southwest by 5.5% in the 3rd quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 170,323 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $3,713,000 after purchasing an additional 8,849 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning grew its position in Capital Southwest by 591.2% in the 3rd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 129,074 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $2,814,000 after purchasing an additional 110,399 shares during the period. Confluence Investment Management LLC grew its position in Capital Southwest by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Confluence Investment Management LLC now owns 116,836 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $2,547,000 after purchasing an additional 1,121 shares during the period. Finally, Virtus ETF Advisers LLC bought a new stake in Capital Southwest during the 2nd quarter valued at $2,124,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 45.16% of the company’s stock.

Shares of CSWC stock traded down $0.06 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $21.99. 37,972 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 82,211. Capital Southwest has a 1 year low of $17.22 and a 1 year high of $24.17. The firm has a market cap of $393.38 million, a PE ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 0.18. The company’s 50 day moving average is $21.71 and its two-hundred day moving average is $21.65. The company has a current ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 5th. The asset manager reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by ($0.05). Capital Southwest had a net margin of 44.96% and a return on equity of 8.53%. The firm had revenue of $15.22 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.28 million. As a group, equities analysts expect that Capital Southwest will post 1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Capital Southwest Company Profile

Capital Southwest Corporation is a business development company specializing in credit and private equity and venture capital investments in middle market companies, mezzanine, later stage, mature, late venture, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations and growth capital investments. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing.

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