Analysts’ Top Financial Picks: GSBC, FSC

By Jason Carr

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: GSBC), Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC) and First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: FBNK) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: GSBC)

In a report released yesterday, Melissa Roberts from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: GSBC), with a price target of $50. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $48.85.

According to TipRanks.com, Roberts is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 1.4% and a 41.9% success rate. Roberts covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Argo Group International Holdings Ltd, Fidelity National Financial Ventures, and First Financial Corporation Indiana.

Great Southern Bancorp has an analyst consensus of Hold.

Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC)

In a report released yesterday, Christopher Mcgratty from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC), with a price target of $5. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $4.44.

According to TipRanks.com, Mcgratty is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.6% and a 66.7% success rate. Mcgratty covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Enterprise Financial Services Corp, Carolina Financial Corporation, and First Connecticut Bancorp Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Fifth Street Finance is Hold and the average price target is $4.50, representing a 1.4% upside.

In a report issued on April 10, BMO Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $4 price target.
First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: FBNK)

In a report released yesterday, Damon Delmonte from KBW reiterated a Hold rating on First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: FBNK), with a price target of $26. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $24.90.

According to TipRanks.com, Delmonte is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 22.5% and a 86.4% success rate. Delmonte covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as First Financial Corporation Indiana, Univest Corporation Of Pennsylvania, and Western New England Bancorp Inc.

First Connecticut Bancorp Inc has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $24.75.

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