Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) does about 11.85M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 7616456 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 3.01B USD and an enterprise value of about $3.48B. Its current market price is $5.90, marking an increase of 3.51% compared to the previous close of $5.70. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $6.79 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $1.40. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $5.9998 and a low of $5.755.
Hecla Mining Company (HL) has a 20-day trading average at $5.96 and the current price is -13.11% off the 52-week high compared with 321.43% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $4.84 and its 200-day simple moving average is $3.28. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 6.89%, which decreases to 6.70% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 56.65 to suggest the stock is neutral.
11 analysts observing the Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $4.00 and $7.25. The consensus objective for the share price is $5.90, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of 0.0% over the period. The median price target is 5.6% away from the current levels at $6.25.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 11 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 4 analysts have rated it as a buy and 7 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Overweight and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on August 05, 2020 when BofA Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of. RBC Capital Mkts also upgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” from Underperform on July 17, 2020 at a price target of $2.50-$4.50. B. Riley FBR upgraded its price target at $5.70.
The current price level is -0.72%, 23.50%, and 80.86% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the HL price moving below the 50-day SMA on August 28. Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock is up 1.55% over the week and 10.28% over the past month. Its price is 74.04% year-to-date and 235.23% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.01 above consensus estimates by $0.01. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 11/10/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.03 and $0 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $191.86 million, which analysts say will come at $682.81 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $822.82 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $175.92 million.
Its 12-month price target is $6.25. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink 0.0 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $4.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $7.25.
Outstanding shares total 525.24M with insiders holding 1.84% of the shares and institutional holders owning 61.99% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -1.50% and return on equity of -3.60%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 23.14. The beta has a value of 2.10. Price to book ratio is 1.88 and price to sales ratio is 4.37.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF has added its position in Hecla Mining Company (HL) to 28,381,124 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.30%. VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF added 86216.0 shares of Hecla Mining Company common stock bringing its total worth to about $156.66 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by VanEck Vectors – Junior Gold Mine, which added 0.24 million shares to end up with 18,477,469 shares worth $102.0 million. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index cut their holdings by -1.34% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.82% position in Hecla Mining Company thanks to 14.86 million shares amounting to $82.02 million.