Raiff Partners Inc Lowers stake in Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC)

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) : Raiff Partners Inc reduced its stake in Ares Capital Corporation by 1.89% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 260,000 shares of Ares Capital Corporation which is valued at $4,019,600 after selling 5,000 shares in Ares Capital Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016.Ares Capital Corporation makes up approximately 11.22% of Raiff Partners Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Kennedy Capital Management reduced its stake in ARCC by selling 9,672 shares or 3.73% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 249,597 shares of ARCC which is valued at $3,858,770. Ares Capital Corporation makes up approx 0.07% of Kennedy Capital Management’s portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Texas sold out all of its stake in ARCC during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 180,682 shares of ARCC which is valued $2,793,344.Vsr Financial Services reduced its stake in ARCC by selling 28,727 shares or 42.24% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 39,276 shares of ARCC which is valued at $607,207. Ares Capital Corporation makes up approx 0.10% of Vsr Financial Services’s portfolio.

Ares Capital Corporation opened for trading at $16.01 and hit $16.11 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $16.11, with a gain of 0.69% or 0.11 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 12,05,516 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,058 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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