News coverage about Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hercules Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.086476277041 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Hercules Capital (HTGC) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hercules Capital Inc Forecasted to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of $0.30 Per Share (HTGC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC) Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.29 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wedbush upgraded shares of Hercules Capital from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $13.75 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Hercules Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on shares of Hercules Capital in a report on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $14.50 price objective on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.43.
Shares of Hercules Capital (HTGC) opened at $12.56 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,057.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.80, a PEG ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a quick ratio of 8.34, a current ratio of 8.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Hercules Capital has a twelve month low of $11.64 and a twelve month high of $15.68.
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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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