Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 12, 2012


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Ares Capital Corporation ( ARCC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 12, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased ARCC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 19.44% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $17.53, the dividend yield is 9.81%.

The previous trading day's last sale of ARCC was $17.53, representing a -1.35% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.77 and a 20.07% increase over the 52 week low of $14.60.

ARCC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.07. Zacks Investment Research reports ARCC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 2.75%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the ARCC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to ARCC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ARCC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Listed Private Equity ( PSP )
  • Guggenheim Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF ( LVL )
  • SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PSP with an increase of 10.9% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ARCC at 3.32%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: ARCC , DON , KCE , LVL , PSP

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