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Shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are covering the company, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.57.

Shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE:FSC) traded up 0.20% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $9.82. 720,956 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Fifth Street Finance Corp. has a one year low of $8.94 and a one year high of $10.96. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.36 and its 200-day moving average is $9.41.

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

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Fifth Street Finance Corp. in a research note on Friday. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. 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.

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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