NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: BKCC) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $7.03, below its previous 52-week low of $7.05 with 586,395 shares traded as of four p.m. ET. Average volume has been 556,600 shares over the past 30 days.

BlackRock Kelso has a market cap of $554.9 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 34% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation is a private equity firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. The firm invests in all industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 7.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock Kelso as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full BlackRock Kelso Ratings Report.

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