NASDAQ:ARCC - Ares Capital Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $20.00
  • Forecasted Upside: -5.12 %
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 2 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$21.08
▲ +0.06 (0.29%)

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Analyst Price Target for ARCC

Analyst Price Target is $20.00
▼ -5.12% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Ares Capital in the last 3 months. The average price target is $20.00, with a high forecast of $22.00 and a low forecast of $17.00. The average price target represents a -5.12% upside from the last price of $21.08.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 6 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Ares Capital. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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4/27/2020
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7/26/2020
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10/24/2020
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1/22/2021
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4/22/2021
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7/21/2021
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9/19/2021
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10/19/2021

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/2/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
7/30/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$21.00 ➝ $22.00Low
4/29/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
4/29/2021WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
3/17/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $19.00Low
2/11/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$17.00 ➝ $20.00Low
2/11/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$17.50 ➝ $19.00Low
1/8/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$16.00 ➝ $17.50Low
12/10/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ NeutralLow
12/10/2020BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$16.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
10/27/2020Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyMedium
8/5/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$15.50 ➝ $16.00Low
8/5/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
8/4/2020OppenheimerInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00Medium
6/24/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$14.00 ➝ $15.50Medium
6/17/2020JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform$15.00 ➝ $15.50Low
5/7/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 ➝ $15.00Low
5/4/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$19.50 ➝ $15.50Low
4/16/2020Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$14.00Medium
4/13/2020OppenheimerLower Price TargetOutperform$19.00 ➝ $16.00High
4/13/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$16.00Low
4/7/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetBuy$20.00 ➝ $13.00High
4/2/2020Compass PointUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
3/25/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOverweight$20.50 ➝ $15.00Low
11/12/2019Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$20.00Low
10/22/2019Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
8/23/2019Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
8/19/2019BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
7/31/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$19.00N/A
7/31/2019Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$19.00 ➝ $19.50Low
5/14/2019WedbushSet Price TargetBuy$20.00Low
5/1/2019National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$20.00Medium
2/13/2019JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform ➝ Market Outperform$19.00 ➝ $19.50Low
2/13/2019National SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
11/1/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$18.00Low
11/1/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
8/23/2018CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$19.00Low
8/6/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
6/4/2018JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform ➝ Market Outperform$18.00 ➝ $18.50Low
5/15/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
5/3/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$18.00Low
5/3/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
4/11/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$16.50 ➝ $17.00Low
3/26/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
2/15/2018National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
2/13/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$18.00Low
12/6/2017Compass PointInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$17.50Low
11/27/2017WedbushInitiated CoverageOutperform$18.00Low
11/3/2017National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00N/A
11/3/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$19.50N/A
10/6/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetBuy$19.00N/A
9/21/2017CIBCInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$18.00Low
9/21/2017OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$18.00Low
9/20/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$18.00Low
8/25/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$15.00Low
8/7/2017National SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$19.00Low
7/14/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$19.50Low
6/16/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$18.50Low
6/1/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$15.00Low
5/15/2017Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingNeutralN/A
5/8/2017National SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$18.00 ➝ $19.00Low
5/5/2017Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingNeutralLow
4/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$15.00Low
4/7/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$19.50Low
3/6/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$16.00 ➝ $19.00N/A
2/24/2017National SecuritiesBoost Price TargetNeutral$16.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
2/23/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$17.50 ➝ $19.50N/A
1/9/2017National SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$16.00N/A
1/8/2017BarclaysSet Price TargetBuy$18.00N/A
1/4/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/4/2016National SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutral$16.00N/A
11/3/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/A
11/3/2016BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyN/A
10/31/2016Janney Montgomery ScottInitiated CoverageNeutral$16.50N/A
10/25/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$17.50N/A
(Data available from 10/20/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.11 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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3/24/2021
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Current Sentiment

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Ares Capital Corp is a closed-end non-diversified management investment company. The fund targets companies operating in the fields of Health Care Services, Software & Services, Consumer Durables & Apparel, Energy, Food & Beverage, and Retail. It provides financing for buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings, rescue financing, growth capital and general refinancing. The firm invests in the form of entire capital structure in both debt and equity securities. The company was founded on April 16, 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Today's Range

Now: $21.08
Low: $21.00
High: $21.10

50 Day Range

MA: $20.28
Low: $19.52
High: $21.04

52 Week Range

Now: $21.08
Low: $13.54
High: $21.12

Volume

1,109,882 shs

Average Volume

2,113,129 shs

Market Capitalization

$9.40 billion

P/E Ratio

5.42

Dividend Yield

7.80%

Beta

1.19

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Ares Capital?

The following Wall Street analysts have issued research reports on Ares Capital in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Janney Montgomery Scott, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Raymond James, Royal Bank of Canada, TheStreet, Wedbush, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Ares Capital?

6 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Ares Capital in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $20.00, suggesting a possible downside of 5.1%. Royal Bank of Canada has the highest price target set, predicting ARCC will reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. Barclays PLC has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $17.00 for Ares Capital in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Ares Capital?

Ares Capital currently has 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe ARCC will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Ares Capital.
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How do I contact Ares Capital's investor relations team?

Ares Capital's physical mailing address is 245 PARK AVENUE 44TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10167. The investment management company's listed phone number is (212) 750-7300 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Ares Capital is www.arescapitalcorp.com.