Ares Capital's (ARCC) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at National Securities

After $1.16 actual EPS reported by Genuine Parts Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.62% negative EPS growth. The company has a market cap of $6.83 Billion. Partners Group Holding AG now owns 969,547 shares of the investment management company's stock valued at $15,881,000 after acquiring an additional 71,500 shares during the last quarter. About 6.87M shares traded or 60.55% up from the average. Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) has risen 9.72% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Harvest Capital Strategies Llc increased its stake in Sprouts Fmrs Mkt Inc (SFM) by 19.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. As per Monday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The P-A-W Capital Corp holds 81,000 shares with $1.33 million value, down from 108,000 last quarter. The company's revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter past year. About 3,647 shares traded. (NASDAQ:SFM) has declined 1.88% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 61.31% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 64% are positive. Hubspot Inc had 65 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, February 25 by Barclays Capital. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $18.00. The stock has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, October 5.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on ARCC shares. The stock of Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. The stock of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 3. National Securities' price target points to a potential upside of 18.16% from the stock's previous close. The recent close goes a long way in suggesting that the stock price is being underpriced by a 22.56% compared to the most bullish target.

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $2.30 million activity. Stretch Colin also sold $128,552 worth of Facebook, Inc. (ARCC) opened at $16.08 on Thursday. 246,237 shares were sold by Zuckerberg Mark, worth $42.50M. DKSHF's SI was 6,000 shares in February as released by FINRA.

Rock Springs Capital Management Lp increased Invitae Corp stake by 106,000 shares to 1.31M valued at $12.24 million in 2017Q3.

AIG (NYSE:AIG), an existing investor in SDLP, increased its capital available to the program by $500 million to $2.75 billion and another leading global insurance company newly made available $2.0 billion. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. 3 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. Evanson Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.06% or 18,297 shares. The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:NBIX) was raised too. Wedbush began coverage on Ares Capital in a report on Monday, November 27th. Estabrook Mngmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) for 29,133 shares. 117.51 million shares or 3.11% more from 113.96 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bb&T Secs Limited Liability Corporation owns 517,061 shares. Ironwood Counsel Lc stated it has 0.72% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Guyasuta Advsr has 0.41% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). California Employees Retirement System has invested 0% in Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. Sei Investments Communications reported 40,523 shares. Bruni J V & accumulated 1.94 million shares. It also reduced its holding in Pilgrims Pride Corp New (NASDAQ:PPC) by 40,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 225,000 shares, and cut its stake in Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR).

Since January 23, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $3,242 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.17, from 1.13 in 2017Q2.

This table compares Ares Capital Corporation and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. Verition Fund Management LLC purchased a new position in Ares Capital in the fourth quarter valued at about $515,000. Its up 13.21% from 5,300 shares previously. Of Vermont stated it has 0% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). Susquehanna Intl Group Llp holds 0% or 27,593 shares. Ontario - Canada-based Cibc Ww Inc has invested 0.01% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). Sei Invs owns 0% invested in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) for 68,787 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has 0.03% invested in SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) for 33,743 shares. Whittier Trust holds 26,009 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Davidson Garrard owns 92,484 shares. Seabridge Invest Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.83% or 217,270 shares. Mcgowan Grp Asset Mgmt Incorporated owns 820,501 shares for 2.62% of their portfolio.

Among 17 analysts covering Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. The rating was downgraded by S&P Research on Friday, October 23 to "Sell". The stock of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Wednesday, August 23.

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