NYSE:HTGC - Hercules Capital Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $15.36
  • Forecasted Upside: -11.74 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 7 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$17.40
▼ -0.01 (-0.06%)
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Analyst Price Target for HTGC

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$15.36
▼ -11.74% 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 $15.36, with a high forecast of $18.50 and a low forecast of $12.75. The average price target represents a -11.74% upside from the last price of $17.40.

Buy

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

Past Monthly Recommendations

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12/24/2019
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5/17/2021
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6/16/2021

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/3/2021OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.50N/A
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4/30/2021B. RileyBoost Price TargetBuy$16.50 ➝ $18.50Low
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Rating by S. Sherbetchyan at B. Riley
4/27/2021OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.50Low
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3/25/2021Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.00Medium
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2/22/2021B. RileyReiterated RatingBuyHigh
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Rating by S. Sherbetchyan at B. Riley
1/8/2021Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$13.00 ➝ $16.00Low
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11/24/2020B. RileyBoost Price TargetBuy$12.50 ➝ $14.50Low
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Rating by Timothy P. Hayes at B. Riley
10/9/2020Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$12.00 ➝ $13.00Low
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9/9/2020JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform$12.50 ➝ $13.00Low
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7/31/2020Compass PointUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$10.25 ➝ $12.75High
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6/19/2020Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$12.75Low
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6/4/2020B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$12.00Medium
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Rating by Timothy P. Hayes at B. Riley
5/13/2020WedbushLower Price TargetOutperform$15.00 ➝ $13.50High
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
5/5/2020JMP SecuritiesLower Price TargetMarket Outperform$16.50 ➝ $12.50Low
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5/5/2020B. RileyBoost Price TargetBuy$11.00 ➝ $12.00High
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4/27/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$10.75 ➝ $11.25High
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4/6/2020Piper SandlerLower Price TargetOverweight$16.00 ➝ $10.00Medium
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3/31/2020Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$10.00Medium
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3/25/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOverweight$16.50 ➝ $10.75High
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3/24/2020B. RileyLower Price TargetBuy$17.00 ➝ $11.00High
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3/2/2020WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformLow
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
2/26/2020JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform$15.00 ➝ $16.50Low
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Rating by Christopher York at JMP Securities
2/21/2020B. RileyBoost Price TargetBuy$15.00 ➝ $17.00Low
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11/4/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformLow
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11/1/2019JMP SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$15.00Low
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Rating by Christopher York at JMP Securities
7/2/2019Compass PointSet Price TargetHold$13.00Low
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Rating by Casey Alexander at Compass Point
5/17/2019B. RileyDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
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Rating by T. Hayes at B. Riley
5/6/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$12.75 ➝ $13.25Low
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5/3/2019B. RileyUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$11.50 ➝ $15.00High
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Rating by T. Hayes at B. Riley
3/13/2019WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$15.00 ➝ $13.50Low
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
3/13/2019B. RileyDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$15.00 ➝ $11.50Low
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Rating by Timothy P. Hayes at B. Riley
3/13/2019Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$14.00 ➝ $11.50Low
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3/12/2019Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
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2/22/2019WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformLow
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
11/5/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.25 ➝ $14.00Low
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11/2/2018B. RileySet Price TargetBuy$15.00Low
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Rating by Timothy P. Hayes at B. Riley
8/16/2018JMP SecuritiesBoost Price TargetMarket Outperform ➝ Market Outperform$14.00 ➝ $14.50Low
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8/6/2018WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$13.75 ➝ $15.00Low
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
8/3/2018Compass PointSet Price TargetBuy$14.00Low
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Rating by Casey Alexander at Compass Point
3/5/2018B. RileySet Price TargetBuy$15.00Medium
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Rating by Timothy Hayes at B. Riley
2/23/2018B. RileySet Price TargetBuy$15.00Medium
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Rating by Timothy Hayes at B. Riley
2/7/2018WedbushUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$13.75Medium
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
2/6/2018Sandler O'NeillUpgradeHold ➝ BuyHigh
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1/10/2018Sandler O'NeillReiterated RatingHold$14.00Low
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11/20/2017LADENBURG THALM/SH SHInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$14.50N/A
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11/3/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by T. Hayes at B. Riley
11/3/2017Raymond JamesUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
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10/24/2017WedbushInitiated CoverageNeutral$13.25N/A
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Rating by H. Coffey at Wedbush
10/24/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$15.00N/A
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10/2/2017(FBRC)Initiated CoverageBuy$14.00Low
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Rating by T. Hayes at (FBRC)
9/8/2017Compass PointUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$13.00Low
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8/16/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
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8/7/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingMkt Outperform ➝ Mkt Outperform$14.50Low
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8/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$16.00High
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8/4/2017Raymond JamesReiterated RatingMarket Perform ➝ UnderperformHigh
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7/14/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
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7/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperform$15.00Low
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5/16/2017WunderlichReiterated RatingHoldLow
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5/12/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00High
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5/8/2017WunderlichDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$16.00 ➝ $13.00Low
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4/20/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperform$17.00Low
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4/7/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
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4/6/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperformLow
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2/24/2017Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
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2/24/2017UBS GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
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2/24/2017(FBRC)Boost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $16.00N/A
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1/27/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00 ➝ $16.00N/A
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12/23/2016Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00N/A
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11/6/2016JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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8/5/2016Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$14.00 ➝ $15.00N/A
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8/5/2016(FBRC)Boost Price TargetOutperform$13.00 ➝ $15.00N/A
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7/25/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$13.00N/A
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7/6/2016Compass PointBoost Price TargetNeutral$11.00 ➝ $12.00N/A
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(Data available from 6/16/2016 forward)
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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. 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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Today's Range

Now: $17.40
$17.32
$17.49

50 Day Range

MA: $17.10
$15.98
$17.66

52 Week Range

Now: $17.40
$9.87
$17.72

Volume

418,672 shs

Average Volume

699,621 shs

Market Capitalization

$2.01 billion

P/E Ratio

6.24

Dividend Yield

7.35%

Beta

1.55

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: B. Riley, Compass Point, Janney Montgomery Scott, JMP Securities, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Piper Sandler, Royal Bank of Canada, TheStreet, and Zacks Investment Research.
View the latest analyst ratings for HTGC.

What is the current price target for Hercules Capital?

7 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Hercules Capital in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $15.36, suggesting a possible downside of 12.0%. B. Riley has the highest price target set, predicting HTGC will reach $18.50 in the next twelve months. Janney Montgomery Scott has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $12.75 for Hercules Capital in the next year.
View the latest price targets for HTGC.

What is the current consensus analyst rating for Hercules Capital?

Hercules Capital currently has 7 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe HTGC will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Hercules Capital.
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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.