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 most optimistic price target was 11, which equates to a potential upside of 22.22 percent. The lowest price target was 8.5, implying potential capital losses of -5.56 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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 -4.76 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.81 percent.

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, 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, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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.

FSIC has a 52-week high of 10.80 and a 52-week low of 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.24 billion. FSIC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.