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|Bid||12.73 x 800|
|Ask||12.74 x 800|
|Day's Range||12.71 - 12.83|
|52 Week Range||10.57 - 14.17|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.10|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.28 (10.02%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
It is never too early, and no one is too young, to begin investing. I know, since I began to learn as a small child. I started by learning the basics of how companies issue stock and how stocks are bought and sold on the exchanges. And my learning commenced with building a model portfolio that I would paper trade. And each day I would check the stock prices, which way back then were still listed in the daily papers.Source: Shutterstock I would go on to open a small brokerage account and begin to work with my own money -- all supporting my learning experience. And of course, I would gain and lose along the way as my stocks' prices would rise and fall day by day.Back then, commissions were a lot steeper than today, so my choices were more about what to buy and own. That meant that I had to have a high level of confidence to overcome the costs of buying and selling.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Why Dividends Are ImportantI would later come to appreciate the power of dividends, which worked to bolster my portfolio as they were credited to my account. And this continues through to today, as I remain firmly in favor of focusing on stocks that pay you (and pay you well) through good and rising dividend distributions. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 This is an important lesson for young and older investors alike. Dividends continue to be one of the biggest sources of overall total return in the stock market. Take, for example, the performance of the S&P 500 Index over the trailing 20 years.The Index gained in price by 122.3%, but with dividends the return swells to 226.3%, which is 85% more than the price movement alone.S&P 500 Index Total Return Source BloombergThat's a big premium over just investing for price growth. And those dividends worked to cushion returns during bear markets over those same 20 years.For younger investors, remember, it's not just about dividends. It's also about learning more about the underlying businesses of the companies behind the stocks. By investing in the right dividend-paying stocks that also are in distinct industries and markets, you will learn more about how business works.I've put together a small collection of five stocks that pay dividends that range from close to the average of the S&P 500 Index to quite a bit more. They are in varied segments ranging from industrial and consumer products, technology, utilities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the energy market. Dividend Stocks to OwnCompass Diversified Holdings Total Return Source BloombergI start with Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI). This is a holding company which owns a collection of industrial and consumer products companies which it buys, owns and sometimes sells. And along the way, the company collects lots of cashflows from its underlying companies. It in turn pays a lion's share of the profits in the form of a big dividend -- currently yielding 7.6%.Hercules Capital Total Return Source BloombergNext is Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC). This is a Silicon-Valley-headquartered company which seeks out new and developing technology companies in its neighborhood and beyond. It works to finance their developments and takes equity participation, then provides guidance in their development including eventual exit strategies through company sales and initial public offerings (IPOs). It too pays a bigger dividend, which currently yields 9.9%.Kinder Morgan Total Return Source BloombergLet's move on to the energy market -- in the reliable dividend-paying segment of oil and gas pipelines -- with Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI). Kinder Morgan owns and operates a massive network of pipeline and related oil and gas infrastructure that is crucial to the growing petroleum industry in the U.S. It generates an increasing amount of revenues and profits, and in turn pays a dividend yielding 4.9%.NextEra Energy Total Return Source BloombergNext is one of the most impressive of U.S. power utility provides -- NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE). This company provides regulated power to customers in Florida. It also provides unregulated wind and solar generated power throughout North America and beyond. This combination of reliable cashflows from its regulated business and growth from the unregulated wind and solar has been generating ample growth in the stock price, along with a modest dividend yielding 2.4%.American Campus Communities Total Return Source BloombergLast up is a favorite REIT that owns and manages college campus facilities and dorms around the U.S. American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC) is the leading publicly traded college dorm REIT in the U.S. And it continues to be a very reliable source for dividend income and growth in the underlying property values. It yields 4% with a dividend payment that continues to rise by an average of 4.85% per year over the past five years.These have been some of my favorite dividend stocks. Perhaps next you might like to see more of my market research and recommendations. For more, check out my Profitable Investing. Click here to learn more.Neil George is the editor of Profitable Investing and does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post 5 Ideal Dividend Stocks for New Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Hercules Capital Inc NYSE:HTGCView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for HTGC with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $1 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold HTGC are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Hercules Tech (HTGC) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Similar to a REIT, a business development company (BDC) is a type of regulated investment company that must distribute 90% of its net income to its shareholders, notes Jim Pearce, growth and income expert and editor of Investing Daily's Personal Finance.
Technology is the alchemy of the stock market. It is where companies turn worthless silicon into incredible new and expensive gizmos and devices. And it is where other companies conjure up applications and software out of the thin air of their employees' minds.So, no wonder investors love to find the latest companies as soon as they can to invest in the attempt to capture that sort of alchemy.And it shows in the performance of the technology sector of stocks. If you look at the S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index over the past 10 years, it has generated a total return of 478.85% as compared to the general S&P 500 Index's return of 282.42%.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsS&P Information Technology Index vs. S&P 500 Index Total Return Source BloombergBut there are many challenges in investing in technology. One of them is the vast uncertainty of ideas going from start to viable. And then, even with viability, the companies behind them still have to perform as profitable companies -- at least eventually. And along the way, they tend to share little of their wealth in dividend distributions to shareholders, as many tend to burn cash rather than piling it up. That's why you don't see so many of them among dividend stocks lists.This shows up in the average dividend of the S&P Technology Index which is a paltry 1.37% as compared to the S&P 500 Index at 1.92%. * 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips So, what about the idea of finding technology companies that are bringing new products to eager markets and that are profitable enough to pay better dividends? These companies do exist, and their shareholder are profiting from them with growth and income. Here are five from varied technology markets that are profitable and pay well. Hercules Capital (HTGC)Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) is based in the Palo Alto, California, which is home of many of the tech companies of the past and future. The company is set up as a Business Development Company (BDC) and really operates much like a merchant bank. It searches out technology companies from varied sectors and provides financing for development. And in turn, it also takes equity stakes via varied means, including warrants, which provides additional payouts when the companies come to the public market or are sold to other, larger companies.It has hundreds of companies in its portfolio and has had a series of major bold-faced names in its history of investments. And the returns to shareholders has been impressive. Over the past five years alone, the shares have generated a return of 52.6%And this return comes with a nice dividend currently yielding 9.4%. The company has been increasing revenues by 8.8% and has an impressive net interest margin (the difference in funding costs to investment earnings) at 9.3%. This drives an impressive return on equity of 14.5%.Yet the stock is still a bargain at only 1.34 times its book of asset. It makes for a great buy in a taxable account. Microsoft (MSFT)I know that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) isn't an unknown company nor an undiscovered stock, even among dividend stocks. Yet it is a transforming company in the technology space. It has gone from a company that relied on unit sales of software packages and other products to services and products that are sold by subscription or on contract for recurring revenue.And it performs for shareholder. For the past five years, it has generated a return of 254.75%.It has done so with a big build-out of its cloud computing business and subscriptions for its software and other products. And this provides cash for its dividend yield of 1.5%. Revenues are up by 14.3% and its operating margin is fat at 33.1%, which in turn drives the return on shareholder's equity to 40.1%. * 7 Strong Buy Stocks That Tick All the Boxes The stock isn't cheap, but the company keeps building up its underlying assets and sales, so a price to book at 10.12 times and a price to sales at 7.9 times isn't that bad when both the book and the sales are climbing.It should be bought in a tax-free account. Digital Realty Trust (DLR)Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) which owns and runs data centers around the U.S. and the globe. Data centers are vital to cloud computing and data processing for much to most of the technology world.The stock has delivered with a return over the past five years of 158.5%.The company pays an ample tax-advantaged dividend, yielding 3.7%. And it continues to perform with revenues gaining by 23.9% and its operating profit as measured from funds from operations (FFO) running at 16.4%.And yet, the REIT is a value at only 2.84 times its impressive book of assets.It should be bought in a taxable account. NextEra Energy (NEE)NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is a utility company -- and while those are often dividend stocks, that might not strike you as a technology company until you learn more about the company. It has a base of regulated power businesses serving Florida which provides a dependable flow of profits. And in turn, those profits work to fund its massive unregulated, tech-focuses wind and solar power businesses around the U.S. and beyond.This has made the company into one of the largest wind and solar power companies in the world. And it has delivered profits to shareholders with the stock generating a return over the past five years of 120.4%. * 7 Energy Stocks to Buy to Light Up Your Portfolio And it pays is shareholders with a dividend of 2.7%. Revenues have improved by 11.85 times in just the past three years. The return on equity is running at 8.7%. And the stock is a value at only 2.63 times its book. The stock should be bought in a tax-free account. FMC Corporation (FMC)FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is a very old company with a history of technology innovation. It has invented and sold countless products and services in varied industries and turn have delivered to shareholders. The past five years has seen a return of 30.7%.Now, you'll note that the profits have been coming more recently. This is due to the history of the company transforming itself and its focus from varied technologies over time. But now after some business sales and acquisitions over the past years it is now fully focused on the technology of improving agricultural production. It is a global leader in pesticide and herbicide products and services with pin-point technology in the type of products and their applications.In a globe in vital need of more food and other agriculture products, FMC is the go-to Ag tech company. Revenue is soaring at 64.2% and its operating margins are at a fat 18.6% which helps to deliver a return on equity of 15.6%.And its dividend yields 2% -- not the cream of the dividend stocks crop, but still solid. The stock is also a value at only 3.73 times book and 2.2 times its rapidly rising sales. It should be bough in a tax-free account.For more of my technology dividend stocks, please take a look at my Profitable Investing, which is now in its 30th year of publication.Neil George is the editor of Profitable Investing and does not have any holdings in the securities mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dangerous Dividend Stocks to Stay Far Away From * 7 Tips for New Investors Young and Old * 10 Great Stocks to Buy on Dips Compare Brokers The post 5 of the Best Tech Dividend Stocks to Buy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With the fourth-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the first quarter. One of these stocks was Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC). Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE:HTGC) investors should […]
Rise in revenues and improved investment portfolio support Hercules Capital's (HTGC) Q1 earnings. The company rewards shareholders with higher quarterly distribution.
Hercules Tech (HTGC) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -3.23% and -0.04%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
The Palo Alto, California-based company said it had net income of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, were 30 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The ...
Hercules Tech (HTGC) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Robust Moody's Analytics segment performance supports Moody's (MCO) Q1 earnings, while soft global issuances and higher expenses hurt.
One chief executive of a public company was on the list. Manuel A. Henriquez stepped down as CEO, president and executive chairman of Hercules Capital (HTGC). Warning! GuruFocus has detected 5 Warning Signs with HTGC.
Hercules Tech (HTGC) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against eight universities in connection with the massive college admissions bribery scandal. Federal criminal charges related to the scandal were filed Tuesday against TV stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as top business and legal executives, such as Manuel Henriquez of Hercules Capital and former Pacific Investment Management Co. CEO Douglas Hodge.
The sweeping allegations on Tuesday from federal prosecutors that university coaches, wealthy parents, and others conspired to get unqualified kids into elite U.S. universities have already shaken up the business world.
Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE: HTGC) investors were blindsided Tuesday when the stock dropped more than 8 percent after CEO Manuel Henriquez was among dozens charged in a college admissions bribery scheme. O’Shea said he wouldn’t be surprised to see the selling continue as the story plays out, but investors should be buying the dip. “While we are lowering our price target to reflect idiosyncratic risk, we would advise investors to lean in as fears of catastrophe are overblown,” he wrote in a note.