Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News headlines about Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.5237050266964 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (HRZN) opened at 10.55 on Wednesday. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation has a 12 month low of $9.64 and a 12 month high of $11.75. The company has a 50-day moving average of $11.01 and a 200 day moving average of $11.09.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The investment management company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.05. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation had a negative net margin of 6.72% and a positive return on equity of 10.24%. Analysts predict that Horizon Technology Finance Corporation will post $1.09 earnings per share for the current year.

HRZN has been the subject of several research reports. Maxim Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. National Securities downgraded Horizon Technology Finance Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Compass Point restated a “sell” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. ValuEngine downgraded Horizon Technology Finance Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.75.

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About Horizon Technology Finance Corporation

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize investment portfolio’s total return by generating current income from the debt investments it makes and capital appreciation from the warrants it receives when making such debt investments.

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