4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Ares Capital

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, business development company Ares Capital (NAS: ARCC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ares' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Ares facts



Market Cap

$3.5 billion


Specialty finance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$666.5 million


President/Director Michael Arougheti
CFO Penni Roll

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$216.4 million / $2.0 billion

Dividend Yield



American Capital
Apollo Investment
Newtek Business Services

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 431 members who have rated Ares believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, CoreAndExplore, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community: "Fantastic margins, very low debt for a [business development company], a prudently managed portfolio of companies, a fat dividend, and low valuation all point to investment success -- definite BUY at this price."

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