Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Hold

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday morning, ValuEngine reports.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on HTBK. BidaskClub cut Heritage Commerce from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Heritage Commerce from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday.

Shares of NASDAQ:HTBK traded up $0.07 on Friday, reaching $11.42. 102,109 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 172,000. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $11.72 and its 200 day simple moving average is $12.08. Heritage Commerce has a 52 week low of $10.84 and a 52 week high of $15.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $496.76 million, a P/E ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10.

Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $33.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.80 million. Heritage Commerce had a net margin of 33.46% and a return on equity of 13.39%. Sell-side analysts expect that Heritage Commerce will post 1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC bought a new stake in shares of Heritage Commerce in the second quarter worth about $128,000. Security National Bank grew its stake in shares of Heritage Commerce by 6.7% in the second quarter. Security National Bank now owns 217,883 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,669,000 after purchasing an additional 13,688 shares during the last quarter. Tiedemann Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Heritage Commerce by 0.3% in the second quarter. Tiedemann Advisors LLC now owns 606,001 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $7,424,000 after purchasing an additional 1,632 shares during the last quarter. Maltese Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Heritage Commerce by 28.5% in the second quarter. Maltese Capital Management LLC now owns 257,371 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,153,000 after buying an additional 57,056 shares during the period. Finally, Enterprise Trust & Investment Co purchased a new stake in Heritage Commerce in the second quarter worth about $1,044,000. 77.85% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Heritage Commerce

Heritage Commerce Corp operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank of Commerce that provides various commercial and personal banking services to residents and the business/professional community in California. It offers a range of deposit products for business banking and retail markets, including interest and non-interest bearing demand, savings accounts, certificate of deposit, money market accounts, and time deposits.

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