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 15 BDC stocks.

15 BDC Stocks

& Monthly Returns

& Snapshot

Dividend (Yield)
& Dividend Chart

Apollo Investment CorporationAINV$1.44 (10.36%)
Ares Capital CorporationARCC$1.60 (8.62%)
BlackRock Capital InvestmentBKCC$0.40 (11.27%)
Fidus InvestmentFDUS$1.52 (10.14%)
Gladstone CapitalGLAD$0.26 (2.43%)
Golub Capital BDCGBDC$1.16 (7.76%)
Hercules Technology Growth CapitalHTGC$1.56 (9.30%)
Main Street CapitalMAIN$0.82 (2.00%)
Monroe CapitalMRCC$1.00 (10.20%)
New Mountain FinanceNMFC$1.20 (9.36%)
Newtek Business ServiceNEWT$2.00 (7.72%)
PennantPark InvestmentPNNT$0.48 (8.15%)
Prospect Capital CorporationPSEC$0.24 (2.88%)
TPG Specialty LendingTSLX$0.24 (1.08%)
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDCTPVG$1.44 (9.71%)
Dividend data from Alpha Vantage as of Jun-02-2021.

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.

All 15 stocks are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $666.67 was invested (total of $10,000) 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.

The current value of a $10,000 investment is $21,057. The percent return is 110.57%. The annualized return is 16.06%.

Portfolio Value Chart for Last 100 Daily Closes

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