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Hercules Capital, Inc is an other business based in the US. Hercules Capital shares (HCXY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hercules Capital employs 67 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Hercules Capital

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hercules Capital. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HCXY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hercules Capital reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$27, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hercules Capital, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hercules Capital. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Hercules Capital's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hercules Capital's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$27, which is 1.83% down on its pre-crash value of USD$27.5027 and 56.34% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$17.27.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Hercules Capital shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$714.21 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,014.93.

Hercules Capital share price

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Hercules Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-15.
Latest market close USD$27
52-week range USD$17.27 - USD$28.401
50-day moving average USD$0
Wall St. target price N/A
PE ratio 5.1527
Dividend yield N/A (5.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.6729

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Is it a good time to buy Hercules Capital stock?

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Hercules Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-24) -0.07%
1 month (2020-10-30) 3.57%
3 months (2020-09-01) 5.88%
6 months (2020-06-01) 6.01%
1 year (2019-11-29) 1.12%
2 years (2018-11-30) 13.92%
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

Is Hercules Capital under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hercules Capital stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hercules Capital's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hercules Capital's P/E ratio

Hercules Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Hercules Capital shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hercules Capital financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Hercules Capital share dividends

We're not expecting Hercules Capital to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Hercules Capital overview

Hercules Capital, Inc., formerly known as Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., is a business development company 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, seed, startups, early stage, 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

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