Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) rated Mkt Outperform with price target $18 by JMP Securities
Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC)
rated Mkt Outperform with price target $18 by JMP Securities.
Ares Capital Corporation
(Ares Capital) is a specialty finance company that is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company?s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Ares Capital invests primarily in United States middle market companies. The Company invests primarily in first and second lien senior loans and mezzanine debt, which in some cases includes an equity component like warrants. First and second lien senior loans generally are senior debt instruments. Mezzanine debt is subordinated to senior loans and is generally unsecured. The industries in which the Company invests include aerospace and defense, airlines, broadcasting, cargo transport, chemicals, consume products, education, energy, financial, gaming and healthcare. In November 2009, Ares Capital Corporation
acquired Allied Capital's interests in the Senior Secured Loan Fund LLC (formerly the Unitranche Fund).
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