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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Prospect Capital (PSEC) - Get Free Report were lower in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday ahead of the company's 2016 fiscal fourth quarter results, due out after Monday's closing bell.

Analysts are expecting earnings to be flat year-over-year, while revenue is projected to decline compared to last year.

Wall Street is forecasting that the New York-based business development company will post earnings of 25 cents per share on revenue of $188.1 million.

During the same quarter a year ago, Prospect Capital earned 25 cents per share on revenue of $198.8 million.

The company focuses on lending to and investing in private businesses.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of B- on the stock.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance.

The team believes its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: PSEC

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