Last night, Russell announced that BDCs would no longer be eligible for inclusion in the Russell indexes. Thirty five BDCs will be affected including PSEC. I talk about it over on the InvestorVillage board for those of you interested.
The next dividend has not yet been announced so there is no next x-div date yet. Last year the dividend was announced on Feb 6th with an x-div date of 2-25-13. This years Feb dividend should be somewhere in that time frame.
After the market closes today (Dec. 20th) Russell is expected to add CPTA to the Russell 2000 Index. One analyst estimates that the number of CPTA shares that will have to be bought by the R2000 Index Funds total 383,629 or about 10 days worth of average daily buying volume. I don't know how much of a kick that amount of buying will give to the CPTA stock price, but it sure should help getting this new and very attractive BDC some recognition.