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.

Several price targets were given for FSC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 7, which equates to a potential upside of 30.35 percent. The minimum price target given was 4, which equates to a potential downside of -25.51 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

In the last 52-weeks, FSC has achieved a high of 6.32 and a low of 3.90. Currently the stock is 37.69 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 15.03 percent. FSC has a price/earnings 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 market cap of FSC is $0.74709 billion. FSC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.