Analyst Ratings for FS Investment Corp. (FSIC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of FS Investment Corp. (NYSE:FSIC) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for FSIC last month.

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

A number of analysts gave price targets for FSIC. The highest price target was 11, which equates to a potential upside of 22.22 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 8.5, implying potential capital losses of -5.56 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -4.76 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.81 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FSIC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -47.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of FSIC is -0.12.

FSIC has a 52-week high of 10.80 and a 52-week low of 8.76. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 2.74 percent, and 16.67 percent below the high. FSIC has a P/E ratio of 5.92. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FSIC value stock report compares FSIC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.24 billion. FSIC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.