BlackRock Kelso Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BKCC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: BKCC) is tomorrow, March 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $10.22 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 10.1%.

The average volume for BlackRock Kelso has been 454,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. BlackRock Kelso has a market cap of $685.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 10, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 9.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates BlackRock Kelso as a buy. 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full BlackRock Kelso Ratings Report.

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