Hovde Group lifts Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Ares Capital Corporation [NASDAQ: ARCC] loss -3.62% on the last trading session, reaching $18.90 price per share at the time. The company report on January 12, 2023 that Ares Capital Corporation Prices Public Offering.

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Ares Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCC) announced that it has priced a public offering of 10,500,000 shares of its common stock. The offering was upsized from its previously announced offering size of 9,000,000 shares. Ares Capital has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,575,000 shares of common stock. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on January 18, 2023. The offering of the shares is being made under Ares Capital’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 3, 2021, which became effective automatically upon filing. On January 12, 2023, the official close price of Ares Capital’s common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ARCC” was $19.61 per share.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Securities, UBS Investment Bank, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint lead book-running managers for this offering. Keefe Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company, and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, J.P. Morgan, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Academy Securities, Inc., Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc., R. Seelaus & Co., LLC and Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC are acting as co-managers for this offering.

Ares Capital Corporation represents 517.46 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $9.78 billion with the latest information. ARCC stock price has been found in the range of $18.71 to $19.01.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.65M shares, ARCC reached a trading volume of 11287391 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ARCC shares is $20.87 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ARCC stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Hovde Group have made an estimate for Ares Capital Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 28, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on April 27, 2022, representing the official price target for Ares Capital Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $22.50, while Hovde Group analysts kept a Market Perform rating on ARCC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ares Capital Corporation is set at 0.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for ARCC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.02.

Trading performance analysis for ARCC stock

Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.16. With this latest performance, ARCC shares dropped by -1.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -0.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -13.75% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ARCC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.97, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.25, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.49 for Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.04, while it was recorded at 19.04 for the last single week of trading, and 19.27 for the last 200 days.

Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC] shares currently have an operating margin of +95.60 and a Gross Margin at +68.72. Ares Capital Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +74.94.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.53, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.46.

Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ARCC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ares Capital Corporation go to -0.90%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Ares Capital Corporation [ARCC]

There are presently around $3,201 million, or 32.34% of ARCC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ARCC stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 11,155,454, which is approximately -3.635% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, holding 11,000,113 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $207.9 million in ARCC stocks shares; and BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/, currently with $109.88 million in ARCC stock with ownership of nearly 14.525% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ares Capital Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 330 institutional holders increased their position in Ares Capital Corporation [NASDAQ:ARCC] by around 17,829,159 shares. Additionally, 227 investors decreased positions by around 27,769,445 shares, while 133 investors held positions by with 123,792,689 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 169,391,293 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ARCC stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,677,570 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 1,583,473 shares during the same period.

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