Ares Management (ARES) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media coverage about Ares Management (NYSE:ARES) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ares Management earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.1522492477668 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Ares Management (NYSE ARES) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $19.05. 37,476 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 114,991. Ares Management has a 52-week low of $17.15 and a 52-week high of $23.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.37 and a quick ratio of 0.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 1.23.

Ares Management (NYSE:ARES) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The asset manager reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.01. Ares Management had a net margin of 4.98% and a return on equity of 39.54%. The firm had revenue of $283.67 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $286.76 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. Ares Management’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ares Management will post 1.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a $0.41 dividend. This is a positive change from Ares Management’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.61%. Ares Management’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 292.86%.

ARES has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Ares Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Ares Management in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Ares Management in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ares Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $21.00 target price on shares of Ares Management and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.29.

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About Ares Management

Ares Management, L.P. is an alternative asset manager. The Company offers its investors a range of investment strategies. It operates through three segments: Credit Group, Private Equity Group and Real Estate Group. The Credit Group segment manages credit strategies across the non-investment grade credit universe in the United States and Europe.

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