Time for Investors to Take the Plunge on Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC)

Equity Research firms currently have a positive stance on shares of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 1.90. This is based on the research brokerage reports taken into consideration by Thomson Reuters. Those same analysts are projecting that the stock will reach $14.28 on a short term basis.

At the time of writing, the stock was trading at $13.50. This represents a change from the opening price of -0.95%. In terms of performance, year to date, the stock is 20.32%. The monthly stock performance comes in at -0.66%. For the quarter, shares are performing at 11.18%. Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at 1.95%.

In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 0.40% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 14.56% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -3.23% away from it’s 52- week high and 46.76% away from its 52 week low. After the recent moves, investors may also look to see if the stock has entered oversold or overbought territory and could be ripe for a bounce. As of writing, Hercules Capital, Inc.’s RSI stands at 52.70. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 1.37% and 1.33% over the past month.

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