Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

A closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, which primarily invests in first and second lien senior loans and long-term mezzanine debt.

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Player Avatar tpc2104 (< 20) Submitted: 1/11/2011 1:41:44 PM : Underperform Start Price: $12.16 ARCC Score: +4.64

i own this for the dividend, but i bought it at $8 a share. ARCC can pay its massive dividend because it takes advantage of the current low-rate environment. at $16 and with interest rates having nowhere to go but up (eventually), i can't see much upside potential.

Member Avatar JackCaps (24.16) Submitted: 4/17/2011 1:03:20 PM
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Isn't your pitch based upon the premise that their debt is financed by variable rate debt agreements?

I believe that most corporate issued debt pays a fixed (not variable) rate of return. If that is the case for Ares Capital, wouldn't that be a good thing to lock into historically low fixed rates to finance their investments?

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