It’s been a crucial week for Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN); here’s what analysts have to say.

March 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

 It's been a crucial week for Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN); here's what analysts have to say.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 16 investors sold Main Street Capital Corporation shares while 39 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 14.20 million shares or 7.23% more from 13.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Commonwealth Equity Service owns 103,122 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Miller Howard Invests invested in 0.11% or 131,648 shares. Moreover, Atlantic Group Limited Company has 0.01% invested in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 62,146 shares. Raymond James Finance Svcs holds 50,156 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 114,511 are held by Mckinley Cap Limited Liability Delaware. Silver Cap Management Limited owns 3.49% invested in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 21,810 shares. Sigma Planning invested in 0.12% or 36,989 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt Limited holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) for 177,844 shares. Fund Mgmt reported 0.01% in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Evercore Wealth Management Ltd holds 700 shares. Texan Cap holds 3.71% or 140,953 shares. Lpl Fincl Ltd Llc invested in 0.02% or 131,226 shares. Confluence Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.08% stake. Barclays Public Ltd Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN). Regal Advisors Limited accumulated 7,486 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Street Capital Group (NYSE:MAIN), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Street Capital Group had 19 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Friday, November 3. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Friday, January 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating by National Bank Canada given on Friday, August 7. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, February 27. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, December 13 by National Securities. SunTrust maintained Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) rating on Monday, February 26. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. As per Thursday, May 11, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. Below is a list of Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) latest ratings and price target changes.

26/02/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $37.0 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: National Securities Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
07/11/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold Upgrade
05/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $42.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $42.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $37.05. About 170,670 shares traded. Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) has risen 23.33% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.63% the S&P500.

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development firm specializing in long- term equity and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies. The company has market cap of $2.18 billion. The firm focuses on investments in, subordinated loans, private equity, venture debt, mezzanine investments, mature, mid venture, industry consolidation, later stage, late venture, emerging growth, management buyouts, change of control transactions, ownership transitions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, refinancing, business expansion capital, growth financings, family estate planning, and other growth initiatives primarily for later stage businesses. It has a 12.31 P/E ratio. It invests in consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, healthcare, industrials, information technology, materials, telecommunication services, and utilities sectors.

More notable recent Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) news were published by: which released: “Why I Just Bought Main Street Capital Again” on March 05, 2018, also with their article: “Main Street Announces Portfolio Company Exit” published on February 27, 2018, published: “Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February …” on February 20, 2018. More interesting news about Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) were released by: and their article: “Main Street Capital’s NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Compared To 9 BDC Peers …” published on March 07, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Main Street Capital’s (MAIN) CEO Vince Foster on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: February 23, 2018.

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