MAIN stock: buy or sell?

MAIN stock price: $20.51 -4.47% At close on March 31st, 2020

Updated on:
March 31st, 2020


After sliding a bloodcurdling -9.83% yesterday, Main Street Capital closed today at $20.51 and plummed a chilling -4.47%. On Thursday MAIN rocketed an exceptional 15.96%.

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in long- term equity and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies.

Should I buy MAIN stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, Main Street Capital stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Main Street Capital stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for MAIN stock for the last 30 days.

MAIN stock analysis

Daily outlook

After sliding a bloodcurdling -9.83% yesterday, Main Street Capital closed today at $20.51 and plummed a chilling -4.47%.

After sliding a bloodcurdling -9.83% yesterday, Main Street Capital closed today at $20.51 and plummed a chilling -4.47%. Since last Feb 25th when MAIN stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-22.52 per share (-52.34%). On February 18th, MAIN hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

MAIN stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an amazing 24.43% in a week last week, Main Street Capital closed this week at $20.51 and collapsed a spooky -13.02%.

Not so far away is the last all-time high Main Street Capital marked by mid February, but since then it dropped a 53.88%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late February, MAIN fell $-23.38 per share (-53.27%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

MAIN stock chart (weekly)

MAIN stock price history

MAIN stock went public on October 9th, 2007 with a price of $5.011. Since then, MAIN stock grew a 309.40%, with a yearly average of 25.80%. If you had invested $1,000 in MAIN stock in 2007, it would worth $3,094.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

MAIN stock historical price chart

MAIN stock reached all-time highs on Feb 18th with a price of $44.47.

MAIN stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' MAIN stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Main Street Capital stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Main Street Capital was in line with the expectations of the analysts and reported an EPS of $0.69 per share. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
MAIN earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an astounding increase of 13.42% to $233.36 M USD. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to sales) plummed to 72.08%, that is $168.21 million.

MAIN annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$119 M-$97 M81.4%-
2014$141 M18.29%$101 M71.6%4.01%
2015$165 M16.93%$104 M63.5%3.66%
2016$178 M8.35%$139 M77.9%33.00%
2017$206 M15.37%$171 M82.9%22.84%
2018$233 M13.42%$168 M72.1%-1.41%

Quarterly financial results

Main Street Capital reported $59.28 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a 1.75% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $9.51 M with a profit margin of 16.03%. Profit margin plunged a -101.95% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 117.98%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Main Street Capital sales marked a pretty good growth and soared a 6.24%.
MAIN quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$72 M-$31 M43.8%-
2017-Q2$63 M-12.37%$43 M68.1%36.18%
2017-Q3$52 M-17.64%$35 M67.4%-18.52%
2017-Q4$56 M7.75%$61 M110.1%76.06%
2018-Q1$56 M0.26%$35 M61.7%-43.82%
2018-Q2$60 M7.02%$55 M92.6%60.65%
2018-Q3$58 M-2.68%$69 M118.0%23.97%
2018-Q4$59 M1.75%$10 M16.0%-86.17%

Main Street Capital ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Main Street Capital, 5.62% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Main Street Capital stock, 23.07% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for MAIN stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Main Street Capital:

Market cap$1.3 B
Total shares64.4 M
Float shares61.2 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)23.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)5.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

MAIN summary

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Day range$20.46 - $22.33
Previous close$21.47
Session gain-4.47%
Average true range$4.27
50d mov avg$35.49
100d mov avg$38.80
200d mov avg$39.71
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

Main Street Capital performance

To better understand Main Street Capital performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Main Street Capital, the benchmark is made against .
MAINMain Street Capit...-51.83%-48.93%-41.75%

Main Street Capital competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Main Street Capital competitor. This doesn't mean Main Street Capital does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.