Ex-Div Reminder For Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/14/13, Hercules Technology Growth Capital ( HTGC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 11/25/13. As a percentage of HTGC's recent stock price of $16.78, this dividend works out to approximately 1.85%, so look for shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital to trade 1.85% lower — all else being equal — when HTGC shares open for trading on 11/14/13.

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Below is a dividend history chart for HTGC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.31 declared by Hercules Technology Growth Capital:

HTGC+Dividend+History+Chart

In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from HTGC is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 7.39% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of HTGC shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Hercules Technology Growth Capital 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, HTGC's low point in its 52 week range is $9.9708 per share, with $16.87 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $16.80.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HTGC makes up 4.92% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Hercules Technology Growth Capital shares are currently up about 1% on the day.

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