Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/13/19, Ares Capital Corporation (Symbol: ARCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.40, payable on 9/30/19. As a percentage of ARCC's recent stock price of $19.07, this dividend works out to approximately 2.10%, so look for shares of Ares Capital Corporation to trade 2.10% lower — all else being equal — when ARCC shares open for trading on 9/13/19.
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ARCC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 8.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ARCC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, ARCC's low point in its 52 week range is $14.50 per share, with $19.10 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $19.07.
In Wednesday trading, Ares Capital Corporation shares are currently trading flat on the day.
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