Bridges Investment Management Has Boosted Its Blackrock (BLK) Holding; Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC) Had 12 Analysts Last Week

Bridges Investment Management Inc increased Blackrock Inc. (BLK) stake by 39.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bridges Investment Management Inc acquired 10,935 shares as Blackrock Inc. (BLK)’s stock rose 1.17%. The Bridges Investment Management Inc holds 38,918 shares with $17.40M value, up from 27,983 last quarter. Blackrock Inc. now has $93.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 4.30% or $23.79 during the last trading session, reaching $577.18. About 814,709 shares traded or 33.68% up from the average. BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has risen 12.19% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Hercules Tech (NYSE:HTGC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Hercules Tech had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. The stock of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 6 by Compass Point. The stock of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The stock of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 15 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Sunday, October 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 5 report. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. See Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) latest ratings:

05/03/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Wedbush Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $13.25 Upgrade
06/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy Upgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
20/11/2017 Broker: Ladenburg Thalmann Rating: Buy New Target: $14.5 Initiates Coverage On
05/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 27 investors sold BLK shares while 287 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 130.57 million shares or 0.55% more from 129.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James invested in 138,647 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Modera Wealth Mngmt Llc reported 852 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Jane Street Grp Ltd Liability Company accumulated 1,453 shares or 0% of the stock. Pictet Asset Management, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 107,268 shares. Inv Centers Of America has 1,237 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 6,000 are owned by Kemper Master Retirement Trust. Peapack Gladstone Financial has 57,975 shares for 1.49% of their portfolio. Moreover, Telemus Cap Ltd Liability Com has 0.97% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 13,786 shares. Kentucky Retirement Fund invested 0.25% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Amer Money Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 2.18% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) for 7,324 shares. Jaffetilchin Inv Prtn Limited Liability invested 0.06% in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK). Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Grp Lc reported 0.54% stake. Brinker holds 8,424 shares. Advisory Networks Limited Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 5,155 shares. Tower Bridge Advsrs holds 0.03% or 540 shares in its portfolio.

Among 18 analysts covering BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. BlackRock has $625.0 highest and $304 lowest target. $502.56’s average target is -12.93% below currents $577.18 stock price. BlackRock had 83 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $44000 target in Sunday, August 13 report. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. The stock of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 3 by Susquehanna. On Friday, June 23 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The company was maintained on Friday, January 15 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 12 by UBS. On Tuesday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”.

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 including select publicly listed companies and select special opportunity lower middle market companies that require additional capital to fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and refinancings and established-stage companies. The company has market cap of $1.04 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; convertible, subordinated and/or mezzanine loans; domestic and international expansion; vendor financing; revenue acceleration by sales and marketing development, and manufacturing expansion. It has a 12.89 P/E ratio. It provides asset financing with a focus on cash flow; accounts receivable facilities; equipment loans/leases; equipment acquisition; facilities build-out and/or expansion; working capital revolving lines of credit; inventory.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Tradewinds Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 0.01% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 1,823 shares. Financial Management Pro invested in 0% or 784 shares. Optimum Investment Advsrs invested 0.33% of its portfolio in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Van Eck Corp accumulated 629,560 shares. Shell Asset holds 92,929 shares. 20,218 were reported by Landscape Mgmt Lc. Bankshares Of America De stated it has 89,563 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pinebridge Investments Lp holds 0.01% or 43,230 shares in its portfolio. Dnb Asset Mngmt As has 0.01% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 68,139 shares. Art Advisors Lc holds 47,411 shares. Glob X Lc reported 14,538 shares. Trillium Asset Management Ltd Company holds 0.15% or 199,440 shares. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Company owns 15,846 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 1.76M shares. Advisory Serv Networks Limited Liability Co stated it has 8,311 shares.

The stock increased 0.41% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.25. About 263,488 shares traded. Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has risen 12.95% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.75% the S&P500.