News coverage about Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hercules Capital earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4254712552955 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on HTGC shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Hercules Capital in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. BidaskClub downgraded Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Compass Point raised shares of Hercules Capital from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, FBR & Co began coverage on shares of Hercules Capital in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.36.
Hercules Capital (HTGC) opened at $13.24 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 8.34, a current ratio of 8.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market cap of $1,120.00, a P/E ratio of 10.18, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.87. Hercules Capital has a 1-year low of $11.64 and a 1-year high of $15.68.
Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29. Hercules Capital had a net margin of 39.73% and a return on equity of 12.93%. The firm had revenue of $45.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.22 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Hercules Capital will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 20th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Hercules Capital’s dividend payout ratio is currently 136.26%.
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Hercules Capital Company Profile
Hercules Capital, Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company is an internally managed, non-diversified, closed-end investment company. The Company focuses on providing senior secured venture growth loans to venture capital-backed companies in a range of technology, life sciences, and sustainable and renewable technology industries.
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