Albert Alfonso
Dividend investing, dividend growth investing, master limited partnerships, oil & gas

American Capital: A Unique BDC With No Dividend And A Large Buyback Program

American Capital (NASDAQ:ACAS) is a business development company, or BDC, that invests in private equity, senior debt, and other special situation investments. American Capital is also engaged in the asset management business and is the external manager of well known mREITs American Capital Agency Corp.(NASDAQ:AGNC) and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE). Since May, American Capital's share price has fallen about 12%. Unlike nearly all BDCs, American Capital does not pay a dividend and instead uses its earnings to fuel share repurchases.

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Why has American Capital's share price fallen lately?

Until recently, American Capital's share price has traded fairly consistently. The stock has shown slow, but steady gains as the company...

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