Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) went down by -2.17% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $19.09. The company’s stock price has collected -8.91% of loss in the last five trading sessions.
Is It Worth Investing in Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE :HTGC) Right Now?
Hercules Capital Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 10.59 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HTGC is at 1.34. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Hercules Capital Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $18.44, which is $2.81 above the current price. HTGC currently public float of 113.07M and currently shorts hold a 3.20% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HTGC was 1.25M shares.
HTGC’s Market Performance
HTGC stocks went down by -8.91% for the week, with a monthly drop of -14.26% and a quarterly performance of -11.98%, while its annual performance rate touched 0.21%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.69% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.85% for Hercules Capital Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -10.62% for HTGC stocks with a simple moving average of -7.96% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of HTGC
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HTGC stocks, with Keefe Bruyette repeating the rating for HTGC by listing it as a “Mkt Perform.” The predicted price for HTGC in the upcoming period, according to Keefe Bruyette is $18 based on the research report published on April 22nd of the current year 2022.
Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HTGC reach a price target of $19. The rating they have provided for HTGC stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on April 04th, 2022.
Compass Point gave a rating of “Neutral” to HTGC, setting the target price at $18 in the report published on February 08th of the current year.
HTGC Trading at -11.07% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought HTGC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -17.50% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.85%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.69%, as shares sank -13.93% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.02% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, HTGC fell by -8.91%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -9.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $17.49. In addition, Hercules Capital Inc. saw -4.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HTGC starting from Loo Wade, who purchase 75 shares at the price of $17.89 back on Mar 24. After this action, Loo Wade now owns 1,176 shares of Hercules Capital Inc., valued at $1,342 using the latest closing price.
Bluestein Scott, the Chief Executive Officer of Hercules Capital Inc., sale 80,000 shares at $17.11 during a trade that took place back on Nov 15, which means that Bluestein Scott is holding 845,453 shares at $1,368,800 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for HTGC
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +76.08 for the present operating margin
- +97.07 for the gross margin
The net margin for Hercules Capital Inc. stands at +56.30.