American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $16.76 and last traded at $16.74, with a volume of 609,513 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $16.68.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut American Capital from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $17.50 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. TheStreet upgraded American Capital from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Sterne Agee CRT restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Capital in a research note on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of American Capital in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.90.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $16.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.59. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.62 billion.

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.23. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. The firm earned $142 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $125.19 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that American Capital Ltd. will post $1.22 EPS for the current year.

American Capital, Ltd. (American Capital) is a global asset manager and private equity firm. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products.

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