November 21, 2016 - By Dolores Ford · 0 Comments
Equus Total Return Inc (NYSE:EQS) institutional sentiment increased to 0.6 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.35, from 0.25 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 1 investment professionals started new and increased positions, while 4 sold and decreased their equity positions in Equus Total Return Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 1.04 million shares, down from 1.08 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Equus Total Return Inc in their top 10 positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 2 Increased: 0 New Position: 1.
Equus Total Return, Inc. is a closed-end management investment company. The company has a market cap of $24.46 million. The Fund is a business development firm whose investment objective is to maximize the total return to its stockholders in the form of current investment income and long-term capital gains by investing in the debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of its investment. It has a 14.99 P/E ratio. In addition, it may invest with other co-investors, including private equity firms, business development companies, small business investment companies, venture capital groups, institutional investors and individual investors.
The stock closed at $1.93 during the last session. It is down 14.88% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.02% the S&P500.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Equus Total Return, Inc. (the Fund), formerly known as Equus II Incorporated, is a business development company that provides comprehensive financing solutions for companies in industries that it believes will benefit from significant social and demographic trends. The Fund’s registered investment adviser, Moore, Clayton Capital Advisors, Inc. (the Adviser), manages its portfolio and provides access to investment opportunities throughout the United States and internationally. The Adviser is a group company of MCC Global, an international investment advisory firm. The Fund invests in small to mid sized companies with proven, sustainable earnings and solid management and generally acts as a lead investor. It invests in companies engaged in the alternative energy, real estate, healthcare, education, e-learning, leisure and entertainment, and foreign investment sector in the United States, China, India, and Europe. The Company is based in Huston, Texas.”
Bulldog Investors Llc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Equus Total Return, Inc. for 497,162 shares. Kazazian Asset Management Llc owns 32,573 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has 0.06% invested in the company for 61,135 shares. The New Jersey-based Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. has invested 0.05% in the stock. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 38,354 shares.#img1#
Equus Total Return, Inc. (the Fund), incorporated on August 16, 1991, is a closed-end management investment company. The Fundâ€™s investment objective is to maximize the total return to the Companyâ€™s stockholders in the form of current investment income and long-term capital gains by investing in the debt and equity securities of small and middle market capitalization companies that are generally not publicly traded at the time of its investment. The Firm seeks to invest primarily in companies pursuing growth either through acquisition or organically, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and recapitalizations of existing businesses or special situations. The Company’s income-producing investments consist principally of debt securities including subordinate debt, debt convertible into common or preferred stock, or debt combined with warrants and common and preferred stock.
More notable recent Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Equus Total Return Is Still Being Left In Limbo By MVC Capital” on July 29, 2016, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Equus Total Return Fund: A 2-For-1 Opportunity For Value Investors” published on August 21, 2016, Law360.com published: “Investor Says Equus Board Diluted Shares To Seize Control” on August 22, 2012. More interesting news about Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE:EQS) were released by: Marketwired.com and their article: “Equus Announces 2015 Year-End Net Asset Value” published on March 31, 2016 as well as Marketwired.com‘s news article titled: “Equus Announces Departure of Director” with publication date: May 09, 2016.
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By Dolores Ford