Zacks Rating on Fifth Street Finance (FSC)

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) has an average broker rating of 2.67, which is interpreted as a Hold, as rated by 6 equity analysts. Nonetheless, 1 analysts are positive on the stocks future and they recommend a Strong Buy on the stock. Nevertheless, the majority of 5 analysts consider that the stock is a Hold with neither a large upside nor a downside. Ranking by Zacks Investment Research for Coach Inc is 3, which is also a Hold.

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) : Average target price received by Fifth Street Finance (FSC) is $6.25 with an expected standard deviation of $0.35. The most aggressive target on the stock is $7, whereas the most downbeat target is $6. 2 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.


Shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. rose by 4.29% in the last five trading days and 10.09% for the last 4 weeks. Fifth Street Finance Corp. is up 27.02% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 4.38%. Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $5.98, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $6.09 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $5.98 and closed the trading day at $6.08, in the green by 1.67%. The total traded volume for the day was 692,951. The stock had closed at $5.98 in the previous days trading.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. The Companys investment objective is to maximize the Companys portfolios total return by generating income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. As of September 30, 2014, the Company consists of 124 investments, 104 of which were in operating companies, one of which was in a senior loan fund vehicle and 19 of which were in private equity funds. The 19 investments in private equity funds represented less than 1% of the fair value of the Companys assets at September 30, 2014. The Company is externally managed and advised by Fifth Street Management LLC.

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