Advisors Capital Management buys $19,950,326 stake in Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) : Advisors Capital Management scooped up 5,080 additional shares in Ares Capital Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 11, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,290,448 shares of Ares Capital Corporation which is valued at $19,950,326.Ares Capital Corporation makes up approximately 1.95% of Advisors Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Tower Research Capital (trc) added ARCC to its portfolio by purchasing 304 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,700. Thompson Siegel Walmsley added ARCC to its portfolio by purchasing 114 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,762.Integrated Wealth Management boosted its stake in ARCC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1 additional shares and now holds a total of 846 shares of Ares Capital Corporation which is valued at $13,020.

Ares Capital Corporation opened for trading at $15.81 and hit $15.935 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $15.92, with a gain of 1.02% or 0.16 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 17,10,524 shares. Company has a market cap of $4,998 M.

On the company’s financial health, Ares Capital Corporation reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.12 according to the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.38.Analysts expectations of $ 247.94.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, Ares Capital Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.3800. The company’s management has announced Sep 13, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 30, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ares Capital Corporation. Ares Capital Corporation was Initiated by National Securities to “Neutral” on Jun 28, 2016.

Ares Capital Corporation is a specialty finance company that is engaged in closed-end non-diversified management investment businesses. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments investing invest primarily in United States middle-market companies. The Company primarily has three areas of focus: Corporate non-syndicated senior debt mezzanine debt and non-control equity to middle-market companies; Project Finance: high yield senior and mezzanine debt to finance power generation projects; Venture Finance senior secured loans to early-stage and emerging growth companies backed by venture capital firms. The Company invests in sectors such as Healthcare Services Business Services Education Energy Restaurants and Food Services Financial Services among others. The Company is externally managed by its investment adviser Ares Capital Management LLC.

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