Analysts See $0.29 EPS for Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC); Patten Group Has Lifted Its Raytheon Co (RTN) Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) to report $0.29 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 32.56% from last quarter’s $0.43 EPS. HTGC’s profit would be $24.41 million giving it 10.83 P/E if the $0.29 EPS is correct. After having $0.29 EPS previously, Hercules Capital, Inc.’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.56. About 424,568 shares traded or 11.66% up from the average. Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has risen 12.95% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.75% the S&P500.

Patten Group Inc increased Raytheon Co (RTN) stake by 1773.94% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Patten Group Inc acquired 223,250 shares as Raytheon Co (RTN)’s stock rose 4.85%. The Patten Group Inc holds 235,835 shares with $2.37 million value, up from 12,585 last quarter. Raytheon Co now has $61.45B valuation. The stock increased 1.46% or $3.05 during the last trading session, reaching $212.58. About 1.87M shares traded or 19.84% up from the average. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has risen 24.03% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.33% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.60, from 1.57 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 25 investors sold Hercules Capital, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 29.72 million shares or 7.71% less from 32.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 7,000 are held by Lazard Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co. Moreover, Guggenheim Capital Limited has 0.03% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 883,336 shares. Ares Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.47% of its portfolio in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Dnb Asset As holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 68,139 shares. 23,451 are owned by Creative Planning. Cubist Systematic Strategies owns 23,404 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd invested in 0.01% or 16,835 shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser has 0% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Mckinley Capital Ltd Liability Corporation Delaware reported 242,850 shares. Atlantic Tru Grp Ltd Liability Corp reported 172,589 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Clough Capital Prtnrs Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 13,400 shares. Fund owns 58,300 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 247,162 are owned by Benchmark Cap. Wellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 60,743 shares. Fj Cap Ltd Llc stated it has 15,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Hercules Capital, Inc., formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., is a business development 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 company has market cap of $1.06 billion. 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 has a 13.85 P/E ratio. It provides asset 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.

Among 13 analysts covering Hercules Tech (NYSE:HTGC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Hercules Tech had 30 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) earned “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Wedbush. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Wood to “Market Perform” on Friday, August 7. Bruyette & Woods” upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 7 report. Compass Point upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 8 report. The firm has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 7 by JMP Securities. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Sandler O’Neill. FBR Capital maintained Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) rating on Wednesday, January 10. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $15.0 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wood on Friday, April 21.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 42 investors sold RTN shares while 343 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 346 raised stakes. 205.51 million shares or 1.55% less from 208.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential Finance Inc invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). First National Tru accumulated 5,370 shares. Horizon Kinetics Limited Com holds 5,431 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board accumulated 206,500 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Goldman Sachs Gru Incorporated accumulated 2.28M shares or 0.1% of the stock. Zeke Advsr Limited Com stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec invested in 81,755 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust Of Nj reported 0.64% of its portfolio in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN). Welch And Forbes Limited Liability holds 1.03% in Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) or 210,125 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 2.70 million shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Ntv Asset Llc reported 0.07% stake. Co Of Vermont has 9,116 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And Company owns 1,806 shares. Macroview Limited Liability holds 0.13% or 139 shares in its portfolio. Freestone Cap Limited Liability Com holds 2,000 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $2.06 million activity. Shares for $718,217 were sold by Jimenez Frank R on Monday, January 29. Long Letitia A sold $120,790 worth of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) on Tuesday, January 2. Another trade for 1,974 shares valued at $410,738 was sold by Wood Michael J. The insider Lawrence Taylor W sold 3,791 shares worth $690,304. 829 shares were sold by Clark Vernon E, worth $149,378.

Patten Group Inc decreased Irobot Corp (NASDAQ:IRBT) stake by 219 shares to 6 valued at $17,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Nuveen S&P 500 Buy (BXMX) stake by 18,676 shares and now owns 1,504 shares. Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT) was reduced too.

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