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Investment analysts at JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) in a note issued to investors on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on FSC. Analysts at SunTrust initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at MLV & Co
initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 22nd. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at MLV & Co
initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 22nd. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.57.

Shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) traded up 0.62% on Friday, hitting $9.66. 721,661 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Fifth Street Finance Corp. has a 1-year low of $8.94 and a 1-year high of $10.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.34 and a 200-day moving average of $9.41.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. Analysts expect that Fifth Street Finance Corp. will post $1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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.

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