In late August '08 ARCC (then at 12.36) looked like a good prospect for profit. Since that time and until March '09, we experienced an uncontrollable downfall. The banking debacle and the dismal stock market behavior eroded the original investment, a good dividend and the chances for any possible gains.
We stuck to our guns, weathered the storm and now at 16.64, we have gained an annualized return of about 23.9% (including dividends).
Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) is a private equity firm specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies.
Pluses for ARCC are:
•Acceptable chart pattern.
•Consistent uptrend and possible support at 16.50, the mid term rising bottom's line.
•A desirable average daily volume of over 1.4 million shares.
•A very nice dividend yield of 8.5%, ex-dividend date is only 13 days away.
•An 11.17 forward P/E ratio.
I find ARCC a good place to park some funds.
My thanks to Paul V. for bringing this security up to my attention in early April '10. Paul you were right on target.