What Do Analysts Think About Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC)’s Future?

The trading price of Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) floating higher at last check on Wednesday, Apr 07, closing at $7.9, 1.08% higher than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $7.91 and $8.04. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 6.56, while its 5Y monthly beta was 0. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $8.03 and a 52-week low of $3.78. Over the past month, the stock has gained 10.41% in value.

Prospect Capital Corporation, whose market valuation is $3.06 Billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 10, 2021- May 14, 2021. The dividend yield on the company stock is 9.11, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.72. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.17 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.71 for 2021 and $0.68 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -0.01% this year and -0.04% next year.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Prospect Capital Corporation 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest PSEC has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned PSEC a recommendation rating is 2. Out of them, no one rate it a Hold, while none recommend Buy, whereas none assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) as Underperform, while 2 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Sell, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 1.31, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that PSEC’s price is currently 4.06% off the SMA20 and 9.75% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 65.03, and weekly volatility stands at 1.79%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.4%. Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.19. With analysts defining $5.75-$5.75 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $5.75 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -28.04% off the estimated low and -28.04% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if PSEC’s share price rises to $5.75, which is the median consensus price. At that level, PSEC’s share price would be -28.04% above current price.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) indicates that the 3-month average is 3.03 Million. However, this figure has declined over the past 10 days to an average of 2.25 Million.


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Currently, records show that 387Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 27.94% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 11.08%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of March 14, 2021, stood at 13.04 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 3.92 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 3.37% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in March were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 15.76 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +46.03% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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