Macquarie Group Ltd. Acquires 5200 Shares of Ares Capital (ARCC)

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

The Muzinich & Company holds 9.51 million shares with $149.54M value, down from 12.20M last quarter. The company's Market capitalization is $214.38B with the total Outstanding Shares of 4.95B. The latest exchange of 1.22 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 2.26 Million shares.

Shares of ARCC traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.97.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has a consensus underperform rating from 9 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 19.97% of shares outstanding.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. It's down -0.10, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 97 active investment managers increased or started new positions, while 114 decreased and sold holdings in Calpine Corp. Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its position in Ares Capital by 2.1% in the second quarter. Sold All: 36 Reduced: 78 Increased: 64 New Position: 33. Citigroup reported 0% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). The company's revenue was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Ares Capital will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The investment management company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01. After $0.38 actual earnings per share reported by Ares Capital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.63 % negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 55 investors sold ARCC shares while 108 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 156.46 million shares or 3.16% less from 161.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Optimum Invest Advisors reported 88,271 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Thornburg Invest Mngmt Incorporated invested 1.67% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC).


Among 17 analysts covering Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Bessemer Inc owns 7,614 shares for 0% of their portfolio. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. research analysts predict that Ares Capital will post 1.56 EPS for the current year. As per Friday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. Fifth Third National Bank holds 803 shares. First Republic Invest Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). It invests primarily in the United States middle-market companies. 539,500 were accumulated by Mckinley Cap Lc Delaware. Pinnacle Fincl accumulated 0.02% or 12,121 shares. Dnb Asset Management As has 131,745 shares. Illinois-based West Family Invs has invested 0.18% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Mngmt Lc has 86,307 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) on Thursday, October 5 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 72% are positive. 5 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $17.90. The firm has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, September 20. As per Friday, January 15, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Thursday, March 31. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, November 14 report. Finally, JPMorgan Chase raised their price target on shares of Ares Capital from $16.50 to $17.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Wednesday. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, June 8.

Since January 23, 2018, it had 5 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $447,042 activity. $47,430 worth of stock was bought by ROLL PENELOPE F on Thursday, February 15. Shares for $390,000 were bought by Arougheti Michael J on Thursday, March 15.

Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. The corporation has a market cap of US$968.81 Million. It now has negative earnings. Havens Advisors Llc owns 863,400 shares or 9.83% of their U.S. portfolio.

Rivernorth Capital Management Llc, which manages about $2.15B and $1.44 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Invesco Sr Income Tr (VVR) by 861,268 shares to 6.20 million shares, valued at $27.23 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. In the capital asset pricing model, beta risk is the only kind of risk for which investors should receive an predictable return higher than the risk-free rate of interest. This EPS projection uses 1 Sell-Side analysts polled by Zacks Research. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. CPN was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 22, 2016. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. During the past week, the stock's average weekly volatility was 0.82% and 1.51% volatility over the past 30 days. The stock has a market cap of $6,820.79, a PE ratio of 11.49, a P/E/G ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.58.

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