StockCall Scans Ares Capital and Apollo Global: Diversified Investments Companies Perform Well

Feb 25, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With the general improvement in economy, the investment sector is also looking up. Pursuant to better operations of the target companies, Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) made lucrative exits from many of its investments, enabling the company to announce very healthy results for the fourth quarter. Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) offers good returns to its investors in the form of good capital growth as well as high dividend yield. The company also has impressive financial metrics. Overall, the sector is looking to perform well as the companies are now scaling new 52-week highs. StockCall has taken an interest in these companies and you can now sign up to download the free technical research on Ares Capital and Apollo Global Management at  

Apollo Global Management LLC Sells Charter Comm. Stake

Apollo Global Management LLC reported robust results for its fourth quarter. The investment company earned $171.5 million for the quarter while its EPS stood at $1.12 per share, up from 20 cents per share, it had earned for the previous year quarter. Its revenue for the quarter also increased from $646 million to $1.16 billion. The private equity sector specific metrics economic net income also increased for the company from $357 million to $697 million. Apollo Global reported 51 percent increase in its Assets under Management. The company's stock responded well and touched its new 52-week high. Register to download the free technical analysis on Apollo Global Management LLC at

Apollo Global Management LLC made a number of successful exits. The company recently sold 25 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries NV. Apollo Global Management LLC held 153.7 million shares in the company, giving it 27 percent stake in the chemical company. It also sold the stake in Charter Communications Inc. and Smart & Final Inc. On the back of good results, the company is stock is up 55 percent so far this year and the momentum is likely to continue. Apollo Global Management also offers 19.20 percent dividend yield, which coupled with high capital growth rate, makes this stock an interesting investment option.

Ares Capital Corporation Raises SSLP Portfolio

Ares Capital Corporation offers financing options to companies and currently holds a stake in more than 150 companies. It specializes in providing secured loans and senior debt solutions. The company stock is up 13 percent so far this year and offers very high dividend yield of 8.31 percent. Ares Capital's stock also trades at a Price/Earnings ratio of 8.80, making it an inexpensive stock to own. The company commands market capitalization of $4.54 billion and trades at low Price-to-Books ratio, indicating that despite its recent run up, the stock still has good upside left to it. Sign up today to read the free research report on Ares Capital Corp. at  

Ares Capital recently increased the available capital for senior secured loan program. The layout now amounts to $9 billion, from the earlier amount of $7.7 billion. The Senior Secured Loan program is jointly managed by Ares Capital Corporation and GE Capital and it offers financing solutions for firms. The company is scheduled to announce its annual earnings on February 27th. The earnings are expected to be on the positive side and are likely to be a positive catalyst for the stock itself.

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