Fifth Street Fi (FSC) Preview For Upcoming Quarterly Earnings
Fifth Street Fi (NASDAQ:FSC) is expected to report last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on February 08, 2012. We can review how Fifth Street Finance Corp. has performed recently. Fifth Street Fi trades an average of 940,000 shares per day and has a marketcap of $723 Million.
52 Week High: $13.95
52 Week Low: $8.38
Book Value: $10.07
Float Short: 13.03%
Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.03 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.25. The estimated mean earnings are $0.28 per share . Analyst estimates range between $0.26 and $0.30 per share.
The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 10. The forward P/E ratio is 8.68.
The stock has moved higher in price 2.11% in the last month, and -22.42% from one year ago.
With a modest gain compared to stocks in general, the stock is close to the same as the overall stock market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year up to date change is 0.53%.
The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $30.21 million for 2011 vs. $22.42 million for 2010.
The short interest is relatively high at 13.03%%. Be sure to look over the chart below with the short interet in both total shares shorted and number of days to cover short interest based on daily volume. This will give you an idea of the trend.Here is the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
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