NYSE:FSIC - FS Investment Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$6.25 -0.01 (-0.16 %)
(As of 04/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$6.26
Today's Range$6.24 - $6.32
52-Week Range$5.32 - $8.24
Volume1.36 million shs
Average Volume1.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.49 billion
P/E Ratio7.53
Dividend Yield14.18%
FS Investment Corp. is a externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment and finance company that invests primarily in the debt securities of private middle market U.S. companies. Its objectives are to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, long-term capital appreciation. The company was founded by Michael Craig Forman on December 21, 2007 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry N/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$419.31 million
Cash Flow$0.9921 per share
Book Value$9.30 per share


Net Income$181.98 million


Market Cap$1.49 billion
Next Earnings DateN/A

FS Investment (NYSE:FSIC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is FS Investment's stock symbol?

FS Investment trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FSIC."

How often does FS Investment pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for FS Investment?

FS Investment announced a special dividend on Thursday, November 8th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Monday, December 3rd. This represents a dividend yield of 11.53%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 16th. View FS Investment's Dividend History.

How will FS Investment's stock buyback program work?

FS Investment announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, March 2nd 2018, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were FS Investment's earnings last quarter?

FS Investment Co. (NYSE:FSIC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.19. The financial services provider had revenue of $95.58 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $98.53 million. FS Investment had a positive return on equity of 9.57% and a negative net margin of 3.73%. View FS Investment's Earnings History.

What price target have analysts set for FSIC?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for FS Investment's shares. Their predictions range from $7.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect FS Investment's share price to reach $8.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for FS Investment.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for FS Investment?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for FS Investment in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for FS Investment.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about FS Investment stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about FS Investment stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "FS Investment Corporation is a business development company. It primarily originates and invests in senior secured loans and other securities of private U.S. companies, with the investment objective of generating current income and, to a lesser extent, long-term capital appreciation. FS Investment Corporation is based in United States. " (11/20/2018)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, " FSIC earned adjusted NII/share of $0.23 for 3Q18 compared with our estimate of $0.21 and the quarterly dividend of $0.19/share. The incentive fee was not earned on the quarter as non-accruals at cost increased to $210.4 million or 5.7% of the portfolio from $22.7 million or 0.6% of the portfolio Q/Q.
     Notably, Advanced Lighting, ThermaSys, and MC Precision Holdings were added to non-accrual with a combined cost of $187.7 million.
     While this is disappointing, we note that if assume that all of Advanced Lighting’s loans go to zero and the entire subordinated loan of ThermaSys goes to zero, this would have an impact of $0.21/share for 1Q19 (using our estimate for total shares outstanding). We use this in our assumptions, as we think that given the discount to NAV this is what the market is pricing in. Assuming further negative marks in the merger quarter (4Q18) and then zeros on Advanced Lighting and ThermaSys, NAV/share would pro-forma be $8.34 at 3/31/18 by our estimates.
     On a pro-forma basis for the merger, total non-accruals at cost would be $302.3 million or 3.9% of the portfolio at cost and subordinated debt would decline to 8.3% of the book at fair value from 9.5% and bonds would drop to 2.1% from 5.2%. Secured debt should decline to 70.6% from 73.4% but ABL, which we consider to be secured debt given it has lower default rates than cash flow loans, would be 5.9% of the combined portfolio. Additionally, the JV would be another 4.1% of the portfolio.
     We continue to think that the market is pricing in a disaster scenario which we do not view as likely. Even when we assume Advanced Lighting and ThermaSys go to zero, this is on a much larger combined portfolio with a more muted impact on NAV/share.
     We are revising 2018 adjusted NII/share estimate to $0.82 from $0.79 and our 2019 adjusted NII/share estimate to $0.82 from $0.88. We are maintaining our BUY rating and reducing our price target to $10 from $11. " (11/12/2018)

Has FS Investment been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about FSIC stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. FS Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of FS Investment's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of FS Investment own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other FS Investment investors own include Blackstone Group (BX), TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX), CA (CA), Bank of America (BAC), BlackRock (BLK), New Mountain Finance (NMFC), New Residential Investment (NRZ), FS KKR Capital (FSK), Intelsat (I) and AT&T (T).

Who are FS Investment's key executives?

FS Investment's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Michael Craig Forman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • Todd C. Builione, President & Director
  • William Balke Goebel, CFO, Treasurer & Principal Accounting Officer
  • James Francis Volk, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Zachary K. Klehr, Executive Vice President

Who are FS Investment's major shareholders?

FS Investment's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ellis Investment Partners LLC (0.12%), Ruggie Capital Group (0.03%), Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Harvest Investment Services LLC (0.03%), Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV (0.02%) and Ellis Investment Partners LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own FS Investment stock include Barry Frank, Brian Gerson, David J Adelman, Gregory P Chandler, James Francis Volk, Michael C Forman, Michael Heller, Michael J Hagan, Michael John Kelly, Pedro A Ramos, Thomas Gravina and Zachary Klehr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for FS Investment.

Which institutional investors are selling FS Investment stock?

FSIC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ellis Investment Partners LLC, Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV, Ruggie Capital Group and Harvest Investment Services LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for FS Investment.

Which institutional investors are buying FS Investment stock?

FSIC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ellis Investment Partners LLC and Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought FS Investment stock in the last two years include Barry Frank, Brian Gerson, David J Adelman, Gregory P Chandler, James Francis Volk, Michael C Forman, Michael Heller, Michael J Hagan, Michael John Kelly, Pedro A Ramos, Thomas Gravina and Zachary Klehr. View Insider Buying and Selling for FS Investment.

How do I buy shares of FS Investment?

Shares of FSIC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is FS Investment's stock price today?

One share of FSIC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $6.25.

How big of a company is FS Investment?

FS Investment has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion and generates $419.31 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $181.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.83 on an earnings per share basis.

What is FS Investment's official website?

The official website for FS Investment is http://www.fsinvestmentcorp.com.

How can I contact FS Investment?

FS Investment's mailing address is 201 ROUSE BOULEVARD, PHILADELPHIA PA, 19112. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 215-495-1150.

MarketBeat Community Rating for FS Investment (NYSE FSIC)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  226 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  341 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  567
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about FS Investment and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FSIC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FSIC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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