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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FSIC. The highest price target was 11, implying potential capital gains of 22.22 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 8.5, implying a possible loss of -5.56 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -4.76 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.81 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of FSIC to grow at a rate of -47.75 percent. 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FSIC is -0.12.

FSIC has traded between a high of 10.80 and a low of 8.76 over the past year. Today's price is 2.74 percent above the 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.