Business Development Companies (BDCs) Stocks Offer High Yields

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

The following table includes 11 BDC stocks.

11 BDC Stocks

& Monthly Returns

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Dividend (Yield)
& Dividend Chart

Apollo Investment CorporationAINV$1.44 (11.03%)
Ares Capital CorporationARCC$1.80 (9.12%)
FS KKR Capital CorpFSK$2.52 (11.65%)
Golub Capital BDCGBDC$1.20 (7.69%)
Hercules Technology Growth CapitalHTGC$1.92 (11.29%)
Main Street CapitalMAIN$0.86 (2.02%)
New Mountain FinanceNMFC$1.20 (8.98%)
Owl Rock Capital CorporationORCC$1.24 (8.37%)
PennantPark InvestmentPNNT$0.56 (7.44%)
Prospect Capital CorporationPSEC$0.24 (3.15%)
TPG Specialty LendingTSLX$1.64 (7.26%)
Dividend data from Alpha Vantage as of May-01-2022.

Portfolio Values

To inspect the performance of the BDC Stocks portfolio, see the chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for stocks from Alpha Vantage.

The 10 stocks included in the portfolio computations are: AINV, ARCC, FSK, GBDC, HTGC, MAIN, NMFC, PNNT, PSEC and TSLX. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,000.00 was invested in each stock at its closing monthly price for the first date shown on the portfolio value chart below. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends. ORCC was excluded from the portfolio computations because of insufficient price data.

The current value of the $10,000 investment is $14,635. The percent return is 46.35%. The annualized return is 7.91%.

Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes

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