Reminder - Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/27/14, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp ( ACRE) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 4/16/14. As a percentage of ACRE's recent stock price of $13.39, this dividend works out to approximately 1.87%, so look for shares of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp to trade 1.87% lower — all else being equal — when ACRE shares open for trading on 3/27/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for ACRE, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.25 declared by Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from ACRE is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.47% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of ACRE shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, ACRE's low point in its 52 week range is $12.04 per share, with $17.15 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.44.

In Tuesday trading, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corp shares are currently up about 0.6% on the day.

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