$-0.06 EPS Expected for Espial Group Inc. (ESP); Hercules Capital (HTGC) Shorts Lowered By 10.07%

July 27, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Espial Group Inc. (TSE:ESP) to report $-0.06 EPS on August, 3.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $-0.08 EPS. After having $-0.04 EPS previously, Espial Group Inc.’s analysts see 50.00% EPS growth. It closed at $2.13 lastly. It is down 0.00% since July 27, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Hercules Capital Incorporated (NYSE:HTGC) had a decrease of 10.07% in short interest. HTGC’s SI was 1.38 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 10.07% from 1.54M shares previously. With 339,100 avg volume, 4 days are for Hercules Capital Incorporated (NYSE:HTGC)’s short sellers to cover HTGC’s short positions. About shares traded. Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC) has risen 12.95% since July 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.75% the S&P500.

Hercules Capital, Inc. is a specialty finance company. The company has market cap of $1.11 billion. The Firm is an internally managed, non-diversified, closed-end investment company. It has a 20.86 P/E ratio. The Firm focuses on providing senior secured venture growth loans to venture capital-backed companies in a range of technology, life sciences, and sustainable and renewable technology industries.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.91 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 1.64 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold Hercules Capital Inc shares while 39 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 32.21 million shares or 7.98% more from 29.83 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Eventide Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Ares Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.08% in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Comerica Commercial Bank holds 20,733 shares. 195,669 were accumulated by Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag. New Jersey-based State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.05% in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Mckinley Cap Ltd Com Delaware reported 0.12% in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Lsv Asset Mngmt holds 984,276 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Polaris Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 0.12% invested in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC) for 128,269 shares. Cardinal Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation Ct has invested 0.37% in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated invested in 120,877 shares or 0% of the stock. Qs accumulated 8,487 shares or 0% of the stock. Airain Limited holds 23,881 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Sg Americas Ltd Com has invested 0% in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC). Raymond James has 0.02% invested in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC) for 445,486 shares. Wespac Advsr Limited Liability invested 1.1% of its portfolio in Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC).

Among 9 analysts covering Hercules Tech (NYSE:HTGC), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Hercules Tech had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The rating was upgraded by Bruyette & Woods” to “Outperform” on Friday, August 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, February 24 by Raymond James. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 7 by MLV. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Wood. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HTGC in report on Wednesday, January 13 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 24. Jefferies maintained the shares of HTGC in report on Monday, May 15 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital maintained the shares of HTGC in report on Friday, August 5 with “Outperform” rating.

Among 3 analysts covering Espial Group (TSE:ESP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Espial Group had 4 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. GMP Securities upgraded the shares of ESP in report on Wednesday, November 2 to “Buy” rating.

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