BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC) traded at $2.83 at last check on Friday, Nov 20, making a downturn move of -2.08% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $2.89 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0 with the day’s price range being $2.8300 – 2.9000. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, BKCC has a high of $4.92 and a low of $1.39. The company’s stock has gained about 12.7% over that past 30 days.
BlackRock has a market cap of $198.59 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on November 04, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0.4 and a yield of 14.13%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the BKCC stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12, with the EPS growth for the year declined at $0.49 for 2020 and $0.44 for next year. These figures represent -0.14% and at -0.1% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $15.83 Million, with a low of $15.67 Million and a high of $16Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -17.5% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $68.5 Million, or -12.3% down from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the BKCC stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 25% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 25% Buy.
Based on estimates by 2 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, none have rated the BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC) stock as a Hold, while 1 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the BKCC stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 10.44% off its SMA20 and 12.35% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 64.8 while the volatility over the past week is 3.17% and jumps to 4.07% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.1. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $3.25, with the estimates having a low of $3.25 and a high of $3.25. These price ends are 14.84% and +14.84% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +14.84% if the BKCC share price touches on the median price of $3.25.
Let’s briefly compare BlackRock (BKCC) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -2.08% and -38.29% over the past 12 months for BKCC competes that of Ares Capital Corp (ARCC), which has seen its stock price fall -0.49% in the latest trading session and is -13% over the last one year. Another of its peers Golub Capital Bdc (GBDC) has dropped -0.65% today, but is -21.97% down over the past year, while FS KKR Capital Corp (FSK) is also down -2.08% yet its price remains in the red at -38.29% over the same period. Ares has a P/E ratio of 22.23 compared to BlackRock’s 0 and Golub’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.68% and -0.75%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:BKCC), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 360.66 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 655.79 Million. Current shares outstanding are 70.17 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 1.78% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 32.24%. The data shows that short shares as of October 29, 2020, stood at 317.66 Million at a short ratio of 1.26. This represents a 0.44% Short interest in Shares outstanding on October 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in October from the previous month at 464.44 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -39.72% down in year-to-date price movement.