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Bryan Donohoe Is The CEO & Partner of Real Estate - New York of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE) And They Just Sold 29% Of Their Shares

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Anyone interested in Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE) should probably be aware that the CEO & Partner of Real Estate - New York, Bryan Donohoe, recently divested US$132k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of US$14.96 each. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 29% in their holding.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Ares Commercial Real Estate

Notably, that recent sale by Bryan Donohoe is the biggest insider sale of Ares Commercial Real Estate shares that we've seen in the last year. So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of US$14.22. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).

Insiders in Ares Commercial Real Estate didn't buy any shares in the last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:ACRE Insider Trading Volume January 24th 2022

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Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 3.3% of Ares Commercial Real Estate shares, worth about US$22m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Ares Commercial Real Estate Tell Us?

Insiders haven't bought Ares Commercial Real Estate stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. But it is good to see that Ares Commercial Real Estate is growing earnings. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We'd practice some caution before buying! So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Ares Commercial Real Estate has 4 warning signs (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

What are the risks and opportunities for Ares Commercial Real Estate?

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a specialty finance company, originates and invests in commercial real estate (CRE) loans and related investments in the United States.

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  • Earnings are forecast to grow 76.28% per year


  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow

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