Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 9/11/15, Ares Capital Corporation (Symbol: ARCC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.38, payable on 9/30/15. As a percentage of ARCC's recent stock price of $15.62, this dividend works out to approximately 2.43%, so look for shares of Ares Capital Corporation to trade 2.43% lower - all else being equal - when ARCC shares open for trading on 9/11/15.
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 9.73% 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 $11.01 per share, with $17.68 as the 52 week high point - that compares with a last trade of $15.60.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, ARCC makes up 15.14% of the BDC Income ETF (Symbol: BIZD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Wednesday.
In Wednesday trading, Ares Capital Corporation shares are currently up about 0.1% on the day.