Analyst Ratings for Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for FSC last month.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave FSC a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

FSC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 7, implying potential capital gains of 30.35 percent. The minimum price target given was 4, implying a possible loss of -25.51 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -13.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.94 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FSC hit 6.32 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 3.90. Currently the stock is 37.69 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 15.03 percent. FSC has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FSC value stock report compares FSC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.74709 billion. FSC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.