OCSL stock: buy or sell?

OCSL stock price: $3.22 -0.62% At close on April 1st, 2020

Updated on:
April 1st, 2020


Oaktree Specialty Lending ended today at $3.22 and declined a lame -0.62%. On Thursday OCSL skyrocketed a dazzling 15.95%. With Wednesday it's been 4 red days in a row. On Mar/23 OCSL plunged a dreadful -6.36%.

Should I buy OCSL stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Oaktree Specialty Lending stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean OCSL will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Oaktree Specialty Lending stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for OCSL stock for the last month.

OCSL stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Oaktree Specialty Lending declined a lame -0.62% and closed at $3.22.

Oaktree Specialty Lending shares declined -0.62% to $3.22 today. In the last 36 days when OCSL stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-1.91 per share (-37.23%).

OCSL stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an exceptional 27.67% in a week last week, Oaktree Specialty Lending closed this week at $3.22 and plunged a bloodcurdling -7.20%.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late February, OCSL fell $-2.02 per share (-38.55%). Trading stocks that are under 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.

OCSL stock chart (weekly)

OCSL stock price history

OCSL stock went public on June 12th, 2008 with a price of $3.701. Since then, OCSL stock sliced a -13.00%, with a yearly average of -1.20%.

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

OCSL stock historical price chart

OCSL stock reached 52-week highs on February at $5.53, and all-time highs 2014-07-08 with a price of 5.63.

OCSL stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Oaktree Specialty Lending stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, Oaktree Specialty Lending reported its latest financial data, posting a beatiful gain for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Experts were expecting $0.11 per share, but Oaktree Specialty Lending posted $0.12.
OCSL earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Oaktree Specialty Lending annual revenues collapsed a chilling -54.18% to $58.66 M dollars from $128.03 marked in 2017. Nonetheless, its income margin (compared to revenues) climbed to 79.72%, that is $46.76 million.

Oaktree Specialty Lending fiscal year ends in September, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Oaktree Specialty Lending TTM sales up to December 2018 were $132.71 and earnings $104.92 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Oaktree Specialty Lending business evolution since September 2018: Annual turnover up to December, compared to lastest yearly report, boosted an amazing 126.25%. Regarding profit margin, Oaktree Specialty Lending remained steady -0.66% to 79.72%

OCSL annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$195 M-$102 M52.2%-
2014$242 M24.30%$113 M46.4%10.52%
2015$209 M-13.88%$15 M7.4%-86.32%
2016$193 M-7.46%$-66.56 M-34.4%-532.32%
2017$128 M-33.75%$-196.97 M-153.8%195.94%
2018$59 M-54.18%$47 M79.7%-123.74%
TTM $133 M126.25%$105 M79.1%124.37%

Quarterly financial results

Oaktree Specialty Lending posted $49.26 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 36.52% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $27.72 M with a profit margin of 56.27%. Profit margin plummed a -36.10% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 92.37%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Oaktree Specialty Lending sales marked an astounding growth and rocketed a 102.80%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Oaktree Specialty Lending posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
OCSL quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$-70 M-$9 M-12.5%-
2017-Q2$33 M-146.37%$-6 M-18.6%-168.86%
2017-Q3$189 M480.87%$-125 M-66.2%1,970.48%
2017-Q4$24 M-87.18%$-30 M-125.3%-75.74%
2018-Q1$21 M-13.23%$20 M93.1%-164.45%
2018-Q2$26 M24.70%$24 M92.3%23.61%
2018-Q3$36 M37.29%$33 M92.4%37.44%
2018-Q4$49 M36.52%$28 M56.3%-16.84%

Oaktree Specialty Lending ownership

When you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Oaktree Specialty Lending shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 14.52% of all shares.

In case of Oaktree Specialty Lending stock, 56.09% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions).

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Oaktree Specialty Lending:

Market cap$453.9 M
Total shares141.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)56.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)14.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%

OCSL summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Day range$3.10 - $3.26
Previous close$3.24
Session gain-0.62%
Average true range$0.51
50d mov avg$4.59
100d mov avg$4.89
200d mov avg$4.94
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern

Oaktree Specialty Lending performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. For Oaktree Specialty Lending, the comparison is made against .
OCSLOaktree Specialty...-39.81%-34.29%-34.29%

Oaktree Specialty Lending competitors

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