Hercules Capital Inc. [NYSE: HTGC] jumped around 0.16 points on Friday, while shares priced at $10.82 at the close of the session, up 1.50%. Hercules Capital Inc. stock is now -22.40% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. HTGC Stock saw the intraday high of $11.11 and lowest of $10.6846 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 16.31, which means current price is +99.63% above from all time high which was touched on 02/21/20.
Compared to the average trading volume of 1.36M shares, HTGC reached a trading volume of 998913 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HTGC shares is $11.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HTGC stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Janney have made an estimate for Hercules Capital Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 19, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 31, 2020, representing the official price target for Hercules Capital Inc. stock. On May 06, 2019, analysts increased their price target for HTGC shares from 12.75 to 13.25.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Hercules Capital Inc. is set at 0.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for HTGC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.08.
How has HTGC stock performed recently?
Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.82. With this latest performance, HTGC shares dropped by -1.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -23.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.16% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HTGC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.22, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.18 for Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.45, while it was recorded at 10.84 for the last single week of trading, and 12.53 for the last 200 days.
Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC] shares currently have an operating margin of +61.04 and a Gross Margin at +97.42. Hercules Capital Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +60.91.
Return on Total Capital for HTGC is now 7.98, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.17. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.59, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.86. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 114.61. Additionally, HTGC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 53.40, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 52.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 113.48, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.88.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC] managed to generate an average of $2,249,818 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 15.30 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.13.
Earnings analysis for Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Hercules Capital Inc. posted 0.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.33/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HTGC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Hercules Capital Inc. go to 5.00%.
Insider trade positions for Hercules Capital Inc. [HTGC]
There are presently around $410 million, or 32.47% of HTGC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HTGC stocks are: SHANDA ASSET MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LTD with ownership of 5,505,755, which is approximately 57.049% of the company’s market cap and around 2.69% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 2,362,589 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $25.56 million in HTGC stocks shares; and SOUND INCOME STRATEGIES, LLC, currently with $24.48 million in HTGC stock with ownership of nearly 7.989% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Hercules Capital Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 107 institutional holders increased their position in Hercules Capital Inc. [NYSE:HTGC] by around 6,634,223 shares. Additionally, 89 investors decreased positions by around 4,182,002 shares, while 28 investors held positions by with 27,076,834 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 37,893,059 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HTGC stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,208,421 shares, while 25 institutional investors sold positions of 635,931 shares during the same period.