Hercules Capital Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.13 (-0.75 %)
(As of 07/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume721,863 shs
Average Volume670,219 shs
Market Capitalization$2.00 billion
P/E Ratio6.19
Dividend Yield7.36%
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About Hercules Capital

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a business development company. The firm specializing in providing venture debt, debt, senior secured loans, and growth capital to privately held venture capital-backed companies at all stages of development from startups, to expansion stage including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancing and established-stage companies. The firm provides growth capital financing solutions for capital extension; management buy-out and corporate spin-out financing solutions; company, asset specific, or intellectual property acquisition financing; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international corporate expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It provides asset-based financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans or leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory. The firm also provides bridge financing to IPO or mergers and acquisitions or technology acquisition; dividend recapitalizations and other sources of investor liquidity; cash flow financing to protect against share price volatility; competitor acquisition; pre-IPO financing for extra cash on the balance sheet; public company financing to continue asset growth and production capacity; short-term bridge financing; and strategic and intellectual property acquisition financings. It also focuses on customized financing solutions, emerging growth, mid venture, and late venture financing. The firm invests primarily in structured debt with warrants and, to a lesser extent, in senior debt and equity investments. The firm generally seeks to invest in companies that have been operating for at least six to 12 months prior to the date of their investment. It prefers to invest in technology, energy technology, sustainable and renewable technology, and life sciences. Within technology the firm focuses on advanced specialty materials and chemicals; communication and networking, consumer and business products; consumer products and services, digital media and consumer internet; electronics and computer hardware; enterprise software and services; gaming; healthcare services; information services; business services; media, content and information; mobile; resource management; security software; semiconductors; semiconductors and hardware; and software sector. Within energy technology, it invests in agriculture; clean technology; energy and renewable technology, fuels and power technology; geothermal; smart grid and energy efficiency and monitoring technologies; solar; and wind. Within life sciences, the firm invests in biopharmaceuticals; biotechnology tools; diagnostics; drug discovery, development and delivery; medical devices and equipment; surgical devices; therapeutics; pharma services; and specialty pharmaceuticals. It also invests in educational services. The firm invests primarily in United States based companies and considers investment in the West Coast, Mid-Atlantic regions, Southeast and Midwest; particularly in the areas of software, biotech and information services. It invests generally between $1 million to $40 million in companies focused primarily on business services, communications, electronics, hardware, and healthcare services. The firm invests primarily in private companies but also have investments in public companies. For equity investments, the firm seeks to represent a controlling interest in its portfolio companies which may exceed 25% of the voting securities of such companies. The firm seeks to invest a limited portion of its assets in equipment-based loans to early-stage prospective portfolio companies. These loans are generally for amounts up to $3 million but may be up to $15 million for certain energy technology venture investments. The firm allows certain debt investments have the right to convert a portion of the debt investment into equity. It also co-invests with other private equity firms. The firm seeks to exit its investments through initial public offering, a private sale of equity interest to a third party, a merger or an acquisition of the company or a purchase of the equity position by the company or one of its stockholders. The firm has structured debt with warrants which typically have maturities of between two and seven years with an average of three years; senior debt with an investment horizon of less than three years; equipment loans with an investment horizon ranging from three to four years; and equity related securities with an investment horizon ranging from three to seven years. The firm prefers to invest through its balance sheet capital. The firm formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Hercules Capital, Inc. was founded in December 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Elmhurst, Illinois; Santa Monica, California; McLean, Virginia; New York, New York; Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Washington, District of Columbia.


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86th out of 2,044 stocks

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Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hercules Capital a buy right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hercules Capital in the last year. There are currently 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Hercules Capital stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Hercules Capital?

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Are investors shorting Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital saw a increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,070,000 shares, an increase of 29.0% from the June 15th total of 2,380,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 683,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.5 days. Approximately 2.7% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Hercules Capital's next earnings date?

Hercules Capital is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How were Hercules Capital's earnings last quarter?

Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32. Hercules Capital had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.23% and a net margin of 113.37%.
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How has Hercules Capital's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Hercules Capital's stock was trading at $12.20 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, HTGC stock has increased by 41.6% and is now trading at $17.27.
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How often does Hercules Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share on Wednesday, August 18th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 10th.
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Is Hercules Capital a good dividend stock?

Hercules Capital pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 7.36%. HTGC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Hercules Capital does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Hercules Capital is 92.09%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, Hercules Capital will have a dividend payout ratio of 90.78% in the coming year. This indicates that Hercules Capital may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for HTGC?

6 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Hercules Capital's stock. Their forecasts range from $12.75 to $18.50. On average, they anticipate Hercules Capital's share price to reach $15.79 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.6%.
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Who are Hercules Capital's key executives?

Hercules Capital's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Scott Bluestein, CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Pres & Director (Age 43, Pay $3.88M)
  • Mr. Seth Hardy Meyer, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.42M)
  • Ms. Melanie Grace, Chief Compliance Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 52, Pay $618.6k)
  • Mr. Roy Y. Liu, Managing Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Steve Kuo, Sr. MD & Group Head of Technology (Age 46)
  • Mr. Michael W. Hara, Managing Director of Investor Relations & Corp. Communications
  • Ms. Catherine Jhung, Sr. Managing Director of Bus. Devel.
  • Ms. Stephanie Lau-Chen, VP of HR
  • Mr. R. Bryan Jadot, Sr. MD & Group Head of Life Sciences (Age 57)
  • Mr. Michael Bowden, Managing Director of Portfolio Management

What is Scott Bluestein's approval rating as Hercules Capital's CEO?

3 employees have rated Hercules Capital CEO Scott Bluestein on Glassdoor.com. Scott Bluestein has an approval rating of 71% among Hercules Capital's employees.

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What other stocks do shareholders of Hercules Capital own?

What is Hercules Capital's stock symbol?

Hercules Capital trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HTGC."

Who are Hercules Capital's major shareholders?

Hercules Capital's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sound Income Strategies LLC (1.78%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.35%), Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC (0.07%), Tectonic Advisors LLC (0.03%), Lindbrook Capital LLC (0.03%) and Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Hercules Capital stock include Carol L Foster, Gayle A Crowell, Scott Bluestein and Thomas J Fallon.
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Which major investors are selling Hercules Capital stock?

HTGC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sound Income Strategies LLC, Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC, Old Port Advisors, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD., and Lindbrook Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold Hercules Capital company stock in the last year include Scott Bluestein, and Thomas J Fallon.
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Which major investors are buying Hercules Capital stock?

HTGC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tectonic Advisors LLC, and Confluence Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Hercules Capital stock in the last two years include Carol L Foster, and Gayle A Crowell.
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How do I buy shares of Hercules Capital?

Shares of HTGC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Hercules Capital's stock price today?

One share of HTGC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.27.

How much money does Hercules Capital make?

Hercules Capital has a market capitalization of $2.00 billion and generates $287.26 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $227.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.39 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Hercules Capital have?

Hercules Capital employs 82 workers across the globe.

When was Hercules Capital founded?

Hercules Capital was founded in 2003.

What is Hercules Capital's official website?

The official website for Hercules Capital is www.htgc.com.

Where are Hercules Capital's headquarters?

Hercules Capital is headquartered at 400 HAMILTON AVE SUITE 310, PALO ALTO CA, 94301.

How can I contact Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital's mailing address is 400 HAMILTON AVE SUITE 310, PALO ALTO CA, 94301. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 650-289-3060 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 7/30/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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