Ares Commercial Real (ACRE) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.18

Media stories about Ares Commercial Real (NYSE:ACRE) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ares Commercial Real earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.599154802693 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on ACRE shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ares Commercial Real from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Ares Commercial Real in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.13.

ACRE stock opened at $12.27 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $350.91, a P/E ratio of 11.05 and a beta of 0.59. Ares Commercial Real has a fifty-two week low of $11.96 and a fifty-two week high of $14.22.

Ares Commercial Real (NYSE:ACRE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $25.22 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.35 million. Ares Commercial Real had a net margin of 31.17% and a return on equity of 7.54%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.28 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Ares Commercial Real will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th were given a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 28th. This is a boost from Ares Commercial Real’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.13%. Ares Commercial Real’s payout ratio is 100.90%.

In other Ares Commercial Real news, Director William Stephen Benjamin purchased 12,715 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $12.32 per share, for a total transaction of $156,648.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 1.75% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Ares Commercial Real

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a specialty finance company, originates and invests in commercial real estate loans and related investments in the United States. It provides a range of financing solutions for the owners, operators, and sponsors of commercial real estate (CRE) properties. The company originates senior mortgage loans, subordinate debt products, mezzanine loans, real estate preferred equity investments, and other CRE investments.

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