Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:HTBK) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2. This number is based on the 4 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 183. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $15.58 within the year. The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating.
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Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:HTBK) closed the last session at $14.6 and sees an average of 97718.15 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $10.77 while the current level stands at 95.51% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved 5.11% over the past 12 weeks and 1.18% year to date.
Research analysts are predicting that Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:HTBK) will report earnings of $0.22 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.
Most recently Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:HTBK) posted quarterly earnings of $0.19 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.22. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $0.73. Shares have moved $5.49 over the past month and more recently, $-1.02 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 2 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.
2 analysts rate Heritage Commerce Corp a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 50% of all the analyst ratings.
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