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, implying potential capital gains of 30.35 percent. The lowest price target was 4, implying a possible loss of -25.51 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.94 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their 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 15.03 percent below the high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.