Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) does about 9.05M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 9978535 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 3.79B USD. Its current market price is $6.34, marking an increase of 1.28% compared to the previous close of $6.26. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $7.66 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $3.41. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $6.36 and a low of $6.07.
Hecla Mining Company (HL) has a 20-day trading average at $5.86 and the current price is -17.23% off the 52-week high compared with 85.92% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $5.50 and its 200-day simple moving average is $4.80. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 4.45%, which decreases to 4.44% 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 63.54 to suggest the stock is neutral.
10 analysts observing the Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $5.00 and $7.25. The consensus objective for the share price is $6.22, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -1.93% over the period. The median price target is -3.43% away from the current levels at $6.13.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 10 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 6 analysts have rated it as a buy and 4 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 October 19, 2022 when Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $4.75 and $5. ROTH Capital also upgraded the stock to “Buy” from Neutral on May 11, 2022 at a price target of $6.50-$6.25. ROTH Capital downgraded its price target at $6.25-$6.50.
The current price level is 8.90%, 15.93%, and 32.12% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the HL price moving below the 50-day SMA on January 23. Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock is up 1.77% over the week and 13.82% over the past month. Its price is 14.03% year-to-date and 13.87% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.04 above consensus estimates by $0.02. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/09/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0 and $0.04 for whole year. HL’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -71.40% this year and 375.00% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $174.15 million, which analysts say will come at $754.61 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $741.87 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $171.57 million.
Its 12-month price target is $6.13. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -1.93 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 $5.00, 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 606.27M with insiders holding 7.81% of the shares and institutional holders owning 63.38% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 5.00% and return on equity of -1.20%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 99.06. The beta has a value of 2.01. Price to book ratio is 1.80 and price to sales ratio is 5.35.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, VanEck Gold Miners ETF has added its position in Hecla Mining Company (HL) to 31,521,541 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.31%. VanEck Gold Miners ETF added 98150.0 shares of Hecla Mining Company common stock bringing its total worth to about $175.26 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index raise their holdings by 6.99% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.90% position in Hecla Mining Company thanks to 17.56 million shares amounting to $97.64 million.