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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
Annual Dividend & Yield
Annual Dividend 100 Shares
1-Yr Price Chart
Apollo Investment Corporation
0.60 (9.36%)
Ares Capital Corporation
1.52 (9.26%)
Fifth Street Finance
0.47 (11.45%)
Goldman Sachs BDC
1.80 (8.01%)
Golub Capital BDC
1.28 (6.59%)
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
1.24 (9.73%)
Main Street Capital
2.28 (5.74%)
PennantPark Investment
0.72 (9.44%)
Prospect Capital Corporation
1.00 (12.52%)
TICC Capital
0.89 (13.22%)
TPG Specialty Lending
1.56 (7.59%)
Triangle Capital Corporation
1.80 (12.90%)
Sum Dividends
Dividend yield data from Yahoo! Finance as of Oct-14-2017. 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 for 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 weekly price for the current date in 2007. 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
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