Downgrades Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) to Sell

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWCGet Rating) was downgraded by from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on CSWC. B. Riley increased their price target on shares of Capital Southwest from $20.00 to $21.50 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. JMP Securities reaffirmed a “market outperform” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Friday, April 14th. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Capital Southwest from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, January 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.30.

Capital Southwest Stock Up 0.2 %

Capital Southwest stock opened at $18.35 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $634.18 million, a P/E ratio of 13.39 and a beta of 1.19. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. Capital Southwest has a twelve month low of $16.28 and a twelve month high of $23.13. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $17.75 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $18.16.

Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWCGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 23rd. The asset manager reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.03. Capital Southwest had a net margin of 33.53% and a return on equity of 12.21%. The firm had revenue of $37.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.91 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts expect that Capital Southwest will post 2.24 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Capital Southwest

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Capital Southwest during the 4th quarter valued at $34,000. U.S. Capital Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in Capital Southwest in the 4th quarter worth $34,000. Parallel Advisors LLC bought a new position in Capital Southwest in the 4th quarter worth $36,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in Capital Southwest in the 1st quarter worth $78,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP raised its holdings in Capital Southwest by 4,740.0% in the 1st quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 4,840 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $114,000 after purchasing an additional 4,740 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.36% of the company’s stock.

About Capital Southwest

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Capital Southwest is a publicly–owned business development company with total assets of $496 million as of June 30, 2010. We provide patient capital to exceptional businesses with significant growth potential. As a public company, we have the flexibility to hold investments indefinitely, which has provided the management teams of our holdings a stable ownership platform since we were founded in 1961.

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