Reminder - Hercules Technology Growth (HTGC) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/6/14, Hercules Technology Growth Capital ( HTGC) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.31, payable on 3/17/14. As a percentage of HTGC's recent stock price of $15.65, this dividend works out to approximately 1.98%, so look for shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital to trade 1.98% lower — all else being equal — when HTGC shares open for trading on 3/6/14.

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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 7.92% 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 $11.57 per share, with $17.25 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $15.69.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HTGC makes up 4.19% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading higher by about 0.1% on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Hercules Technology Growth Capital shares are currently down about 0.6% on the day.

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