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Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.48.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) remained flat at $9.30 during during mid-day trading trading on Thursday. 241,969 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Fifth Street Finance Corp. has a 52-week low of $8.94 and a 52-week high of $10.96. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.37 and its 200-day moving average is $9.50.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. On average, analysts predict that Fifth Street Finance Corp. will post $1.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on FSC shares. Analysts at MLV initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at MLV & Co
initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Gilford Securities upgraded shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors.

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