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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FSIC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 11, implying potential capital gains of 22.22 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 8.5, implying potential capital losses of -5.56 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.76 percent. 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 -1.81 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 made negative revisions. 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.

FSIC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -47.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FSIC hit 10.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 8.76. Currently the stock is 2.74 percent higher than its low, 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 market cap of FSIC is $2.24 billion. FSIC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.