Media coverage about FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FS Investment Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.900092621955 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently weighed in on FSIC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of FS Investment Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised FS Investment Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded FS Investment Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. National Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of FS Investment Corporation in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut FS Investment Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. FS Investment Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.56.

FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $8.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,215,791 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,106,565. The company has a quick ratio of 2.12, a current ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The company has a market capitalization of $1,990.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.44 and a beta of 0.94. FS Investment Corporation has a 12-month low of $7.65 and a 12-month high of $10.80.

FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $103.69 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $97.03 million. FS Investment Corporation had a return on equity of 8.97% and a net margin of 52.49%. equities research analysts forecast that FS Investment Corporation will post 0.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.38%. FS Investment Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 100.00%.

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FS Investment Corporation Company Profile

FS Investment Corporation is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objectives are to generate current income and long-term capital appreciation. Its portfolio consists primarily of investments in senior secured loans and second lien secured loans of the private United States middle market companies and subordinated loans of the private United States companies.

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