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:
- Hercules Capital Inc.: Hercules Announces Date for Release of First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Conference Call (twst.com)
- $49.40 Million in Sales Expected for Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (HTGC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gibraltar Business Capital Welcomes Two New Members to the Business Development Team (finance.yahoo.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (HTGC) Will Post Earnings of $0.30 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
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.
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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