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Business Development Company (BDC) Stocks Offer High Yields

Business development companies (BDC) pay high dividends and may be appropriate for income portfolios. However, these stocks could react negatively to increasing interest rates.

The following table includes 12 BDC stocks.

BDC Stocks
Stock
Quote
Annual Dividend & Yield
Recent Dividends
1-Yr Price Chart
Apollo Investment Corporation
0.60 (9.31%)
Ares Capital Corporation
1.52 (9.15%)
Fifth Street Finance
0.47 (10.79%)
Goldman Sachs BDC
1.80 (7.89%)
Golub Capital BDC
1.28 (6.26%)
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
1.24 (9.35%)
Main Street Capital
2.22 (5.82%)
PennantPark Investment
0.72 (9.34%)
Prospect Capital Corporation
1.00 (12.48%)
TICC Capital
0.89 (12.55%)
TPG Specialty Lending
1.56 (7.59%)
Triangle Capital Corporation
1.80 (9.88%)
Dividend yield data from Yahoo! Finance as of May-24-2017. Price and dividend data from Quandl.


To inspect the performance of the BDC Stocks portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using quarterly closes from Quandl.

The 5 included in the portfolio computations are: AINV, ARCC, HTGC, PSEC and TICC. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $2,000.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each at its closing quarterly price for the current date in 2006. The 7 excluded from the portfolio computations because of insufficient price data are: FSC, GSBD, GBDC, MAIN, PNNT, TSLX and TCAP.


BDC Stocks - Return Results
Portfolio:
BDC Stocks
Start date:
May-29-2007
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
May-29-2017
End value:
$25,769
Number prices
41
Minimum value occurred on Mar-31-2009
$4,248
Maximum value occurred on Mar-31-2017
$27,600
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
157.69%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
232.20%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$25,769
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
73.34%
Number returns
820
Number profitable returns (Winners)
691
Percent profitable returns
84.27%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
129
Percent unprofitable returns
15.73%
Winners to losers ratio
5.36
Portfolio Value Chart     Stock Return Calculator


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