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The Bedford Report

September 08, 2011 08:16 ET

High Yielding Dividend Plays Prospect Capital and Fifth Street Finance Gain Attention

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Prospect Capital & Fifth Street Finance

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - With the markets in the midst of a correction, investors are looking at high yielding dividend plays safe havens. One of the more popular dividend plays is via the Business Development Company (BDC) sector due to the steady revenues most companies earn. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Business Development Company (BDC) Industry and provides stock analysis on Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) and Fifth Street Finance Corporation (NYSE: FSC). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Several companies in the BDC sector have been raising capital and reducing leverage, giving them better operational flexibility moving forward through the year. The issuance of public debt has been one of the primary means by which the sector has sought to raise capital.

Private equity firms had a successful first half of 2011 as asset prices appreciated. On the downside, as The Wall Street Journal reported this week, these companies may face headwinds in the second half of the year as prices of stocks have fallen, "making it harder to monetize gains by selling portfolio companies."

The Bedford Report releases investment research on the Business Development Company (BDC) Industry so investors can stay ahead of the crowd and make the best investment decisions to maximize their returns. Take a few minutes to register with us free at and get exclusive access to our numerous analyst reports and industry newsletters.

Prospect Capital is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Presently the company pays an annual dividend of $1.22 a share for a hefty yield of around 14.7 percent.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. Fifth Street currently pays an annual dividend of $1.28 for a yield of around 12.7 percent.

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