Raub Brock Capital Management LP Cut Mastercard (MA) Stake By $1.20 Million; Last Week Hercules Capital, Inc. (HTGC) Coverage

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Among 13 analysts covering Hercules Tech (NYSE:HTGC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Hercules Tech has $17 highest and $11 lowest target. $14.57’s average target is 19.92% above currents $12.15 stock price. Hercules Tech had 33 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, September 8 report. Wood upgraded Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) rating on Friday, August 7. Wood has “Market Perform” rating and $14 target. Wedbush upgraded the shares of HTGC in report on Wednesday, February 7 to “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, November 5. The stock of Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Monday, March 5. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Neutral” on Wednesday, July 6. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 7 by Bruyette & Woods”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 23 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Sunday, October 22. 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

Raub Brock Capital Management Lp decreased Mastercard Inc. (MA) stake by 5.78% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Raub Brock Capital Management Lp sold 7,960 shares as Mastercard Inc. (MA)’s stock rose 14.37%. The Raub Brock Capital Management Lp holds 129,730 shares with $19.64M value, down from 137,690 last quarter. Mastercard Inc. now has $181.22B valuation. The stock decreased 1.35% or $2.36 during the last trading session, reaching $172.36. About 2.78 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $12.15. About 377,237 shares traded. Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) has declined 19.22% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.77% the S&P500.

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 12.79 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 Q4 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 17 investors sold Hercules Capital, Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 30.13 million shares or 1.40% more from 29.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsr Limited Co accumulated 39,126 shares or 0% of the stock. Atria Invests Limited Liability Company holds 16,498 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Co owns 855,039 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc owns 0.01% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 11,412 shares. Sei Investments owns 0% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 25,465 shares. Massachusetts-based Putnam Invests Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Confluence Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 806,620 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Buckhead Capital Mgmt Limited Com has invested 0.15% in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Corp invested in 18,958 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, State Street has 0% invested in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) for 23,168 shares. Cibc World Markets holds 0% or 29,957 shares. Susquehanna Gp Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 49,518 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Inc Limited Liability holds 0.01% in Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) or 179,538 shares. Us Savings Bank De reported 0% stake. Royal Bank Of Canada invested in 0.01% or 1.84M shares.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $10.09 million activity. Another trade for 5,950 shares valued at $1.09 million was made by CARLUCCI DAVID R on Friday, March 9. McLaughlin Edward Grunde also sold $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares. The insider Fraccaro Michael sold 5,800 shares worth $856,027. The insider Murphy Timothy H sold 30,628 shares worth $5.53 million. Haythornthwaite Richard also sold $866,104 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated has $212.0 highest and $29 lowest target. $164.84’s average target is -4.36% below currents $172.36 stock price. Mastercard Incorporated had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 19 by Robert W. Baird. Barclays Capital maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Thursday, October 20. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $35 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 27 by Bernstein. Cowen & Co initiated Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Wednesday, September 30. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $110 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, February 1. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 13 by Tigress Financial. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of MA in report on Thursday, July 27 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, May 26 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pineno Levin Ford Asset Mngmt invested in 7,235 shares. Dupont Capital Management stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Dowling And Yahnke Ltd Llc invested in 0.75% or 54,810 shares. The Illinois-based Rmb Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.03% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Atria Investments Ltd Liability Corporation reported 17,953 shares. Parkside State Bank owns 408 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Swedbank reported 2.45 million shares. Glenview Savings Bank Dept holds 5,600 shares. International Value Advisers Ltd invested in 6.6% or 1.50 million shares. Kentucky Retirement Insurance Trust Fund stated it has 24,666 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. Ami Asset Mgmt holds 2.58% or 246,623 shares in its portfolio. 52,790 were reported by Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc. Marsico Mgmt Lc reported 0.29% stake. Moreover, Mufg Americas has 0.41% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 89,953 shares. Gardner Lewis Asset Management Lp holds 0.88% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 68,779 shares.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31B for 34.47 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

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