Media coverage about Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.2845981869043 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) opened at 16.86 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $16.62 and a 200 day moving average of $16.29. The stock has a market cap of $269.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.23 and a beta of -0.49. Capital Southwest Corporation has a 12-month low of $13.81 and a 12-month high of $17.50.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This is a boost from Capital Southwest Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.69%. Capital Southwest Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 58.54%.

CSWC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. National Securities initiated coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Capital Southwest Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on shares of Capital Southwest Corporation in a report on Friday, June 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.25.

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In related news, major shareholder Moab Capital Partners Llc sold 53,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.30, for a total value of $921,571.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director John H. Wilson purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 28th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $16.30 per share, with a total value of $81,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 17,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $277,100. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 55,770 shares of company stock valued at $962,101. 5.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Capital Southwest Corporation Company Profile

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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