Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE:HTGC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hercules Technology Growth Capital earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5990313307245 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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NYSE:HTGC opened at $12.06 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,027.78, a PE ratio of 10.40, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 3.99, a quick ratio of 3.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. Hercules Technology Growth Capital has a 12-month low of $11.55 and a 12-month high of $15.68.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE:HTGC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29. The business had revenue of $50.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.29 million. Hercules Technology Growth Capital had a return on equity of 11.68% and a net margin of 41.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.35 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Hercules Technology Growth Capital will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have commented on HTGC. B. Riley set a $15.00 price target on Hercules Technology Growth Capital and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Sandler O’Neill raised Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine lowered Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Wedbush raised Hercules Technology Growth Capital from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $13.75 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.48.

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Hercules Technology Growth 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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