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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FSC. The highest price target was 7, which equates to a potential upside of 30.35 percent. The lowest price target 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -13.33 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. Today's price is 37.69 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.74709 billion. FSC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.