Hercules Capital - HTGC Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $17.75
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.95%
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$17.92
▼ -0.28 (-1.54%)

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Analyst Price Target for HTGC

Analyst Price Target is $17.75
▼ -0.95% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Hercules Capital in the last 3 months. The average price target is $17.75, with a high forecast of $20.00 and a low forecast of $15.00. The average price target represents a -0.95% upside from the last price of $17.92.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 7 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in Hercules Capital. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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9/6/2022
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12/5/2022
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3/5/2023
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6/3/2023
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9/1/2023
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11/30/2023
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1/29/2024
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2/28/2024

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/16/2024Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$17.00 ➝ $18.00Low
2/16/2024Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$18.50 ➝ $20.00Low
1/29/2024Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$17.00 ➝ $18.00Low
1/16/2024Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$17.00 ➝ $17.50Low
12/20/2023Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$18.00 ➝ $18.50Low
11/21/2023UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$17.00Low
11/3/2023Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$18.50 ➝ $18.00Low
8/30/2023Compass PointUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$17.50Low
8/11/2023JMP SecuritiesBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $18.00Low
8/4/2023Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market Perform$13.50 ➝ $17.00Low
8/4/2023OppenheimerBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$13.00 ➝ $15.00Low
8/4/2023LADENBURG THALM/SH SHBoost Target$17.00 ➝ $18.50Low
5/8/2023JMP SecuritiesLower Target$18.00 ➝ $15.00Low
4/6/2023Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$16.00N/A
3/13/2023JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingMarket Outperform$18.00Low
3/13/2023Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ Underperform$14.50 ➝ $10.50Low
2/21/2023JMP SecuritiesBoost TargetMarket Outperform$17.00 ➝ $18.00Low
2/17/2023Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost TargetMarket Perform$12.50 ➝ $14.50N/A
2/17/2023Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$16.00 ➝ $17.00Low
12/16/2022Piper SandlerLower Target$15.00 ➝ $14.50Low
11/15/2022Compass PointLower Target$15.00Low
11/3/2022Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetOutperform$17.00 ➝ $16.00Low
10/24/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOverweight$15.50 ➝ $14.50Low
10/3/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetNeutral$16.00 ➝ $13.00Low
8/9/2022Compass PointLower Target$15.75Low
8/1/2022JMP SecuritiesLower TargetMarket Outperform$19.00 ➝ $18.00Low
7/29/2022OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$18.00 ➝ $15.00Low
6/28/2022Piper SandlerLower TargetNeutral$18.50 ➝ $15.50Low
4/25/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$18.50 ➝ $19.00Low
4/22/2022Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$18.00High
4/4/2022Piper SandlerDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$19.00Low
2/8/2022Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$18.00Low
11/1/2021Compass PointReiterated RatingBuy$18.50High
11/1/2021OppenheimerReiterated RatingOutperform$18.00High
11/1/2021WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$18.75High
11/1/2021Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$19.00High
5/3/2021OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.50N/A
4/30/2021B. RileyBoost TargetBuy$16.50 ➝ $18.50Low
4/27/2021OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.50Low
3/25/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.00Medium
2/22/2021B. RileyReiterated RatingBuyHigh
1/8/2021Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$13.00 ➝ $16.00Low
11/24/2020B. RileyBoost TargetBuy$12.50 ➝ $14.50Low
10/9/2020Piper SandlerBoost TargetOverweight$12.00 ➝ $13.00Low
9/9/2020JMP SecuritiesBoost TargetMarket Outperform$12.50 ➝ $13.00Low
7/31/2020Compass PointUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$10.25 ➝ $12.75High
6/19/2020Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$12.75Low
6/4/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$12.00Medium
5/13/2020WedbushLower TargetOutperform$15.00 ➝ $13.50High
5/5/2020JMP SecuritiesLower TargetMarket Outperform$16.50 ➝ $12.50Low
5/5/2020B. RileyBoost TargetBuy$11.00 ➝ $12.00High
4/27/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$10.75 ➝ $11.25High
4/6/2020Piper SandlerLower TargetOverweight$16.00 ➝ $10.00Medium
3/31/2020Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$10.00Medium
3/25/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOverweight$16.50 ➝ $10.75High
3/24/2020B. RileyLower TargetBuy$17.00 ➝ $11.00High
3/2/2020WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformLow
2/26/2020JMP SecuritiesBoost TargetMarket Outperform$15.00 ➝ $16.50Low
2/21/2020B. RileyBoost TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $17.00Low
11/4/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow
11/1/2019JMP SecuritiesSet TargetBuy$15.00Low
7/2/2019Compass PointSet TargetHold$13.00Low
5/17/2019B. RileyDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
5/6/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$12.75 ➝ $13.25Low
5/3/2019B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$11.50 ➝ $15.00High
3/13/2019WedbushLower TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$15.00 ➝ $13.50Low
3/13/2019B. RileyDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$15.00 ➝ $11.50Low
3/13/2019Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$14.00 ➝ $11.50Low
3/12/2019Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
(Data available from 2/28/2019 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.56 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 12 very positive mentions
  • 5 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
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8/2/2023
  • 14 very positive mentions
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  • 1 negative mentions
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9/1/2023
  • 8 very positive mentions
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10/1/2023
  • 3 very positive mentions
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10/31/2023
  • 5 very positive mentions
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11/30/2023
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12/30/2023
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1/29/2024
  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 24 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
2/28/2024

Current Sentiment

  • 13 very positive mentions
  • 24 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
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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. The firm prefers to invest between $10 million and $250 million in equity per transactions. It invests generally between $1 million and $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 North America and Europe.
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Today's Range

Now: $17.92
Low: $17.81
High: $18.18

50 Day Range

MA: $17.40
Low: $16.27
High: $18.77

52 Week Range

Now: $17.92
Low: $10.94
High: $18.88

Volume

956,800 shs

Average Volume

877,207 shs

Market Capitalization

$2.84 billion

P/E Ratio

7.76

Dividend Yield

8.52%

Beta

1.35

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Hercules Capital?

The following sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on Hercules Capital in the last twelve months: Compass Point, JMP Securities, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, LADENBURG THALM/SH SH, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Piper Sandler, StockNews.com, UBS Group AG, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Hercules Capital?

8 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Hercules Capital in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $17.75, suggesting a possible downside of 0.9%. Piper Sandler has the highest price target set, predicting HTGC will reach $20.00 in the next twelve months. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $15.00 for Hercules Capital in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital currently has 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in HTGC, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Hercules Capital's investor relations team?

Hercules Capital's physical mailing address is 400 HAMILTON AVE SUITE 310, PALO ALTO CA, 94301. The financial services provider's listed phone number is (650) 289-3060 and its investor relations email address is [email protected]. The official website for Hercules Capital is www.htgc.com. Learn More about contacing Hercules Capital investor relations.