Prospect Capital’s Ratings: What Wall Street Analysts Have to Say

Although Prospect Capital (PSEC) has been delivering decent returns to investors, there has not been much change in the analysts’ ratings.

Raymond Anderson - Author

Jun. 1 2017, Updated 10:36 a.m. ET

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Analyst ratings

Out of seven analysts that currently cover Prospect Capital (PSEC) stock, one analyst gave it a “strong buy” rating. Three analysts gave “hold” ratings, one analyst gave it a “sell” rating, and the remaining two analysts gave an “underperforming” rating.

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Peers’ ratings

Prospect Capital’s (PSEC) major competitors include Apollo Investment (AINV), BlackRock Capital Corporation (BKCC), Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC), and Alcentra Capital Corporation (ABDC).

Out of 14 analysts that cover Apollo Investment stock, one analyst gave it a “buy” rating, two analysts gave it a “strong buy” rating, and nine analysts gave it a “hold” rating. One analyst noted that AINV stock is “underperforming,” and one analyst gave it a “sell” rating.

All five analysts that cover BlackRock Capital stock gave it a “hold” rating. This rating has been the same since February 2017.

Of the 15 analysts that cover Ares Capital stock, five analysts recommended a “buy” rating, six analysts recommended a “strong buy” rating, and four analysts recommended a “hold” rating.

Of the five analysts that cover Alcentra Capital’s stock, one analyst gave it a “buy” rating, and four analysts gave it a “hold” rating.

Together, Apollo Investment (AINV), BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (BKCC), and Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) comprise ~26.5% of the VanEck Vectors BDC Income ETF (BIZD).


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