Just about every company paying a dividend yield has had extremely strong stock gains over the last year. Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) has been no exception to this rule. Though the company continues to raise the dividend, the current yield has dropped to 6%.
The company is a principal investment firm that primarily provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
Now that the company has gained 69% over the last year, the question remains whether investing in a BDC that only pays a 6% dividend is worth it. The company has a primary focus in the lower middle market that has a favorable investment opportunity as fewer lenders have competitive offerings for this sector after the financial crisis.
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