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Volume Spike Detected in Shares of Prospect Capital as They Move Lower on 1.4x Above-Average Volume (PSEC)

Published on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:18
By Mallory Stone

Prospect Capital's stock is down 1.3% to $11.12 on heavy trading volume. Approximately 4.2 million shares have changed hands today vs. average 30-day volume of 3.1 million shares. Spikes in volume can validate a breakout or signify a potential turning point.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Prospect Capital have traded between a low of $9.80 and a high of $12.25 and are now at $11.12, which is 13% above that low price. In the last five trading sessions, the 50-day moving average (MA) has climbed 0.3% while the 200-day MA has remained constant.

Based on a current price of $11.12, Prospect Capital is currently 1.0% above its average consensus analyst price target of $11.00. The stock should find initial resistance at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $11.13 and further resistance at its 200-day MA of $11.18.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a mezzanine debt and private equity firm. The Company primarily provides non-control debt financing to management teams or financial sponsors as well as makes control acquisitions by providing multiple levels of the capital structure.

By Mallory Stone