Investor’s Watch List: Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC), Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN)

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC)

The company announced its last quarter financial performance results on 11/29/2016. Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) belongs to Finance sector that declined -8.98% in value when last trading session closed at $5.37. The company has a market capitalization of $780.31 Million. The company’s stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -2.5 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of -5 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 5.4 percent.

Earnings per share (ttm) for Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) according to Finviz Data is $-0.41.

The growth estimate for Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) for the current quarter is 5.6 percent. The projected growth estimate for the next quarter is 5.9 percent. The company’s stock has grown by -7.96 percent in the past 5 years. For the next 5 years, the company is expected to grow by 1.55 percent.

This company was Downgrade by Maxim Group on 24-May-16  to Hold.

The 3 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Fifth Street Finance Corp have a median target of 6.00, with a high estimate of 6.50 and a low estimate of 5.50. The median estimate represents a +11.73% increase from the last price of 5.37.

Financial History:

Following Earnings result, share price were DOWN 14 times out of last 26 Qtrs. In the last 27 earnings reports, the company has topped earnings-per-share estimates 16% percent of times. It has met expectations  3  times and missed earnings  7  times.

The consensus recommendation for Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) is 2.67. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 2.71. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 2.71, and 90 days ago was at 2.67 respectively.

Future Expectations:

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects Fifth Street Finance Corp. to have earnings per share of $0.19.

Revenue is expected to range from 58.3 Million to 62.41 Million with an average of 60.15 Million.

Company Profile:

FIFTH STREET FINANCE CORP. is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies in connection with an investment by private equity sponsors. Fifth Street Finance Corp.’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN):

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) belongs to Finance sector closed its last session with a gain of 0.89 percent and closed its previous trading session at $4.52. According to Finviz reported data, the stock currently has Earnings per Share (EPS) (ttm) of $0.37. The company has the Market capitalization of $66.98 Billion. The company’s stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.5 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 7.1 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 6.5 percent. The company reached its 52-Week high of $5.43 on Dec 3, 2015 and 52-Week low of $3.6 on Jun 27, 2016.

This company was Upgrade by JP Morgan on 25-Apr-16 to Overweight.

The 27 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Banco Santander have a median target of 5.02, with a high estimate of 5.91 and a low estimate of 3.11. The median estimate represents a +11.11% increase from the last price of 4.52.

Financial History:

Following Earnings result, share price were DOWN 5 times out of last 6 Qtrs. In the last 27 earnings reports, the company has topped earnings-per-share estimates 0% percent of times. It has met expectations  0 times and missed earnings  0 times.

The consensus recommendation for Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) is 3. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 3. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 3, and 90 days ago was at 2.5 respectively.

Future Expectations:

Revenue is expected to range from 32.67 Billion to 32.67 Billion with an average of 32.67 Billion.

Company Profile:

Banco Santander SA is the biggest bank in Spain and the biggest international bank in Latin America as well.  The Bank concentrates its activities in Andalucia, Castilla-Leon, Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia and Cantabria.  The Bank provides banking services for individuals and companies, leasing, factoring, stockbrokerage and mutual fund services.