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How to buy Prospect Capital Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Prospect Capital Corporation stock.

Prospect Capital Corporation is an asset management business based in the US. Prospect Capital Corporation shares (PSEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Prospect Capital Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: PSEC)

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Prospect Capital Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-19.
Latest market close$6.11
52-week range$5.53 - $7.23
50-day moving average $6.26
200-day moving average $6.73
Wall St. target price$5.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.72 (11.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.43

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Is it a good time to buy Prospect Capital Corporation stock?

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Prospect Capital Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.11 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) -2.24%
1 month (2023-08-23) 0.83%
3 months (2023-06-23) 0.16%
6 months (2023-03-20) -10.41%
1 year (2022-09-21) -14.78%
2 years (2021-09-23) -23.05%
3 years (2020-09-23) 36.46%
5 years (2018-09-21) 16.73%

Is Prospect Capital Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Prospect Capital Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Prospect Capital Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Prospect Capital Corporation's PEG ratio

Prospect Capital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.59. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Prospect Capital Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Prospect Capital Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $852.2 million
Operating margin TTM 66.78%
Gross profit TTM $852.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.58%
Return on equity TTM -2.04%
Profit margin -11.93%
Book value $9.24
Market Capitalization $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Prospect Capital Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.64% of net profits

Recently Prospect Capital Corporation has paid out, on average, around 22.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 11.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prospect Capital Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 11.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prospect Capital Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

While Prospect Capital Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Prospect Capital Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Prospect Capital Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Prospect Capital Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Prospect Capital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.5325 up to $7.2277. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PSEC.US volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Prospect Capital Corporation's is 0.9851. This would suggest that Prospect Capital Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Prospect Capital Corporation overview

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. It specializes in middle market, mature, mezzanine finance, later stage, emerging growth, leveraged buyouts, refinancing, acquisitions, recapitalizations, turnaround, growth capital, development, capital expenditures and subordinated debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations, cash flow term loans, market place lending 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, senior and secured term loans, unitranche debt, first-lien and second lien, private debt, private equity, 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. It also focuses on investing in small-sized and medium-sized private companies rather than large public companies. The fund typically invests across all industry sectors, with a particular expertise in the energy and industrial sectors.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Prospect Capital Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 27.439% of Prospect Capital Corporation shares are held by insiders and 8.233% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Prospect Capital Corporation?
Prospect Capital Corporation's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Prospect Capital Corporation based?
Prospect Capital Corporation's address is: 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10016
What is Prospect Capital Corporation's ISIN number?
Prospect Capital Corporation's international securities identification number is: US74348T1025
What is Prospect Capital Corporation's CUSIP number?
Prospect Capital Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74348T102

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