Headlines about Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hercules Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8062744060425 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Hercules Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine lowered shares of Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hercules Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services assumed coverage on shares of Hercules Capital in a report on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $14.50 target price on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.43.

Hercules Capital (HTGC) traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $12.34. 437,097 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 408,133. Hercules Capital has a one year low of $11.64 and a one year high of $15.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 8.34 and a current ratio of 8.34. The firm has a market cap of $1,020.00, a P/E ratio of 13.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.74.

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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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