There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on June 19, Hercules Technology Growth Capital's CEO, Manuel A. Henriquez, invested $53,000.00 into 4,500 shares of HTGC, for a cost per share of $11.78. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money.In trading on Monday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Hercules Technology Growth Capital ( HTGC) and achieve a cost basis even cheaper than Henriquez, with shares changing hands as low as $11.76 per share. Hercules Technology Growth Capital shares are currently trading off about 0.5% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of HTGC shares, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, HTGC's low point in its 52 week range is $11.40 per share, with $16.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $11.76. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which HTGC insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
|06/19/2015||Manuel A. Henriquez||President & CEO||4,500||$11.78||$53,000.00|
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HTGC makes up 4.12% of the BDC Income ETF ( BIZD) which is trading lower by about 0.5% on the day Monday.