NASDAQ:PSEC - Prospect Capital Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$6.76 +0.05 (+0.75 %)
(As of 01/20/2019 10:05 AM ET)
Previous Close$6.76
Today's Range$6.72 - $6.83
52-Week Range$5.70 - $7.60
Volume1.72 million shs
Average Volume2.52 million shs
Market Capitalization$2.47 billion
P/E Ratio8.56
Dividend Yield10.65%
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. It specializes in middle market, mature, mezzanine finance, later stage, emerging growth, buyouts, recapitalizations, turnaround, growth capital, development, subordinated debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations, cash flow term loans, and bridge transactions. It also makes real estate investments particularly in multi-family residential real estate asset class. The fund makes secured debt, senior debt, unitranche debt, first-lien and second lien, private debt, mezzanine debt, and equity investments in private and microcap public businesses. It focuses on both primary origination and secondary loans/portfolios and invests in situations like debt financings for private equity sponsors, acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, growth financings, bridge loans, cash flow term loans, real estate financings/investments. The fund typically invests across all industry sectors, with a particular expertise in the energy and industrial sectors. It invests in aerospace and defense, chemicals, conglomerate services, consumer services, ecological, electronics, financial services, machinery, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, retail, software, specialty minerals, textiles and leather, transportation, oil and gas production, coal production, materials, industrials, consumer discretionary, information technology, utilities, pipeline, storage, power generation and distribution, renewable and clean energy, oilfield services, healthcare, food and beverage, education, business services, and other select sectors. It prefers to invest in the United States and Canada. The fund seeks to invest between $10 million to $500 million per transaction in companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $250 million, sales value between $25 million and $500 million, and enterprise value between $5 million and $1000 million. It fund also co-invests for larger deals. The fund seeks control acquisitions by providing multiple levels of the capital structure. The fund focuses on sole, agented, club, or syndicated deals.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks
Current SymbolNASDAQ:PSEC



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$607.01 million
Cash Flow$0.9086 per share
Book Value$9.38 per share


Net Income$299.86 million


Market Cap$2.47 billion

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prospect Capital's stock symbol?

Prospect Capital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PSEC."

How often does Prospect Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Prospect Capital?

Prospect Capital declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 31st will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share on Thursday, February 21st. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.65%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 30th. View Prospect Capital's Dividend History.

How were Prospect Capital's earnings last quarter?

Prospect Capital Co. (NASDAQ:PSEC) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The financial services provider reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.02. The financial services provider had revenue of $159.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $166.71 million. Prospect Capital had a net margin of 54.69% and a return on equity of 9.11%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. View Prospect Capital's Earnings History.

When is Prospect Capital's next earnings date?

Prospect Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Prospect Capital.

What price target have analysts set for PSEC?

1 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Prospect Capital's shares. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they anticipate Prospect Capital's share price to reach $4.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 40.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Prospect Capital.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Prospect Capital?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Prospect Capital in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Prospect Capital.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Prospect Capital stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Prospect Capital stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Prospect Capital Corporation is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Prospect Capital's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. " (1/15/2019)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, " Prospect posted NII/share of $0.23 for fiscal 1Q19, three cents above our estimate of $0.20 and comfortably above the $0.18/share quarterly dividend. The earnings beat was almost entirely driven by dividend income from control investments which jumped to $14.7 million from $5.6 million linked Q/Q.
     Of the $14.7 million earned in control dividend income on the quarter $11.0 million came from NPRC and $3.5 million from Valley Electric. Valley Electric has not paid a dividend to PSEC before that we know of. The dividends from NPRC again came from the sales of properties. Three properties were sold during the quarter with roughly $45.0 million of proceeds and a $28.0 million realized gain. The dividend to PSEC thus represented about 39% of the net realized gain. Thus far in fiscal 2Q19, PSEC has sold one property in NPRC with proceeds of just over $50.0 million and a cost basis of half of that with three more under contract to be sold. Thus, we expect that dividend income should be outsized again in the 12/31/18 quarter and think Prospect should continue to sell-down properties and keep dividend income elevated through at least fiscal 1H20.
     The investment in previous past due loan Interdent was increased on the quarter with the cost basis increasing to $235.9 million from $212.7 million Q/Q. The interest rate on the term loan B was modified to 16% PIK from L+6.25% plus 4.25% PIK and term loan A/B was added with a rate of L+25 bps (75 bps floor) and term loan D was added with 1% PIK. The mark on term loan C was boosted to 70.5% of cost from zero Q/Q with the par value of the loan increasing to $35.8 million from $3.2 million Q/Q.
     We are revising our fiscal 2019 NII/share estimate to $0.88 from $0.74 and our fiscal 2020 NII/share estimate to $0.67 from $0.65. " (11/12/2018)

Has Prospect Capital been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about PSEC stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Prospect Capital earned a media sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Prospect Capital?

Prospect Capital saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,200,787 shares, an increase of 12.7% from the December 14th total of 18,816,824 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,027,447 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.2 days. Approximately 7.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Prospect Capital's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Prospect Capital's key competitors?

Who are Prospect Capital's key executives?

Prospect Capital's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John Francis Barry III, J.D., Chairman & CEO (Age 67)
  • Mr. Michael Grier Eliasek, Pres & COO (Age 45)
  • Ms. Kristin Lea Van Dask CPA, CFO, Treasurer, Sec. & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Brian H. Oswald CPA, CFO, Principal Accounting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer and Company Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael Cimini, Head of Investor Relations (Age 44)

Who are Prospect Capital's major shareholders?

Prospect Capital's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include DNB Asset Management AS (0.04%), Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC (0.02%), Alpha Windward LLC (0.02%) and Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Prospect Capital stock include Brian H Oswald, Dask Kristin Lea Van, Eugene S Stark, John F Barry, M Grier Eliasek and William Gremp. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Prospect Capital.

Which institutional investors are selling Prospect Capital stock?

PSEC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS. View Insider Buying and Selling for Prospect Capital.

Which institutional investors are buying Prospect Capital stock?

PSEC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alpha Windward LLC, Capital Investment Advisors LLC and Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Prospect Capital stock in the last two years include Brian H Oswald, Dask Kristin Lea Van, Eugene S Stark, John F Barry, M Grier Eliasek and William Gremp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Prospect Capital.

How do I buy shares of Prospect Capital?

Shares of PSEC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Prospect Capital's stock price today?

One share of PSEC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.76.

How big of a company is Prospect Capital?

Prospect Capital has a market capitalization of $2.47 billion and generates $607.01 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $299.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.79 on an earnings per share basis.

What is Prospect Capital's official website?

The official website for Prospect Capital is

How can I contact Prospect Capital?

Prospect Capital's mailing address is 10 EAST 40TH STREET 42ND FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10016. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-448-0702 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Prospect Capital (NASDAQ PSEC)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  223 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  385 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  608
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Prospect Capital and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PSEC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PSEC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/20/2019 by Staff

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