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