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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FSC. The highest price target was 7, implying a possible profit of 30.35 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -13.33 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.94 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 37.69 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.