Press coverage about Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hercules Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.7990860215228 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- How Analysts View Prospect Capital after Its Fiscal 2Q18 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hercules Capital (HTGC) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- $48.18 Million in Sales Expected for Hercules Capital Inc (HTGC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
HTGC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hercules Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Hercules Capital in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hercules Capital in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine cut Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Hercules Capital in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Hercules Capital currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.43.
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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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