4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Prospect Capital

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, private equity firm Prospect Capital (NAS: PSEC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Prospect's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Prospect facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1988)
Market Cap$1.2 billion
IndustryAsset management
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$223.6 million
ManagementChairman/CEO John Francis Barry III
President/COO Michael Eliasek
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)9.1%
Cash/Debt$1.9 million / $574.5 million
Dividend yield11.4%
CompetitorsFirst Reserve
GFI Energy Ventures LLC
NGP Capital Resources

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 682 members who have rated Prospect believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, c4ranch, tapped Prospect as a particularly attractive income opportunity:

Conservative loan underwriting with large collateral positions and equity provisions makes for a sound loan portfolio. Charter requires large dividend payouts. Very experienced management that has made significant purchases of their own stock make this a go to stock for both yield and potential capital gains.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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