FSK stock: buy or sell?

FSK stock price: $5.71 -1.21% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019


Shares of FS KKR Capital decreased a bad -1.21% and closed at $5.71.

Should I buy FSK stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with FS KKR Capital stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is FS KKR Capital stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we detected 4 ratings published for FSK stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FSK stock, with 2 positive ratings.
Is FSK a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-9JPMorgan Chase & Co.NeutralOverweight
2019-6-5Raymond Jamesn/aMarket Perform
2019-3-4National Securitiesn/aBuy
2019-3-11JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral

FSK stock analysis

Daily outlook

FS KKR Capital shares decreased -1.21% to $5.71 today.

Shares of FS KKR Capital closed today at $5.71 and decreased a bad -1.21%. Since May when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, FSK price slipped $-0.14 per share (-2.39%).

FSK stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

FS KKR Capital shares depreciated -0.52% this week, ending at $5.71. Late July FSK collapsed a scary -5.30% in just one week.

Since late July, when FSK stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-0.25 per share (-4.19%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up late May, FSK price slid a -4.19%.

FSK stock chart (weekly)

FSK stock price history

FSK IPO was on April 16th, 2014 at $5.72 per share1. Since then, FSK stock sliced a -0.20%, with a yearly average of 0.00%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

FSK stock historical price chart

FSK stock reached 52-week highs on August at $6.78, and all-time highs 2017-03-01 with a price of 8.13.

FSK stock price target is $8.30

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We detected 2 price forecasts for FSK stock published in the last 30 days:
FSK stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-9JPMorgan Chase & Co.Upgradesn/a$6.50-
2019-3-4National SecuritiesReiteratesn/a$10.00-
(in average)$0.00$8.300.0%
Moving in a range from $10.00 and $6.50, the price target for FSK stock is $8.30. In average, analysts' outlook on FSK price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

FS KKR Capital presented excellent results for 2018-Q4 on February. FS KKR Capital escalated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 16.70%, beating analysts consensus of $0.18. FS KKR Capital posted $0.21.
FSK earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, FS KKR Capital annual revenues plunged a hair-raising -167.69% to $-132.00 million USD from $195.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) plunged a -524.39% to -431.06%.

FSK annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$400 M-$195 M48.7%-
2015$400 M-0.09%$38 M9.6%-80.29%
2016$349 M-12.74%$294 M84.4%666.68%
2017$195 M-44.09%$182 M93.3%-38.16%
2018$-132.00 M-167.69%$569 M-431.1%212.64%

Quarterly financial results

FS KKR Capital posted $-292.88 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a -595.04% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $598.75 M with a profit margin of -204.43%. Profit margin plummed a -185.27% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -19.17%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, FS KKR Capital sales marked a frightening loss and collapsed a -256.11%.
FSK quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$187.61 M-$15 M7.9%-
2018-Q1$50.57 M-73.05%$13 M25.6%-12.40%
2018-Q2$51.15 M1.14%$-31 M-61.3%-342.46%
2018-Q3$59.16 M15.67%$-11 M-19.2%-63.81%
2018-Q4$-292.88 M-595.04%$599 M-204.4%-5,380.01%

FS KKR Capital ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

FS KKR Capital shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.33% of all shares.

In case of FS KKR Capital stock, 29.87% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions).

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$3.0 B
Total shares523.3 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)29.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FSK summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Day range$5.71 - $5.84
Previous close$5.78
Session gain-1.21%
Average true range$0.14
50d mov avg$5.91
100d mov avg$5.95
200d mov avg$5.83
Daily patternlt01a
Weekly pattern

FS KKR Capital performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared FS KKR Capital against in the following table:
FSKFS KKR Capital-3.22%-7.90%-12.96%

FS KKR Capital competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as FS KKR Capital competitor. This doesn't mean FS KKR Capital does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.