Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. The financial sector has become a minefield, but many investors think American Capital
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, nearly 94% of the 2,024 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons American Capital will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against American Capital, weigh in with your own comments below, or rate the company yourself in CAPS.
1. Room to work
Although American Capital, like competitor Allied Capital
2. Free cash flow
The economic downturn has had a wide-reaching effect on businesses, as well as asset-management firms such as American Capital, Fortress Investment Group
3. Discounted shares
Picking up cheap shares of a financial company such as CIT Group
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