Stock In Spotlight: Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL)


Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) closed its last session at $4.02. The stock traded within a range of $3.83 and $4.07. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 1.65 Million. Trading volume for Hecla Mining Co. was 7.64 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) has an average volume of 4.83 Million.

Company Profile

Hecla Mining Company is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska and Idaho, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.

Analyst Views

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) touched its 1-Year High price of $6.72 on 02/21/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $3.38 on 02/09/18.

EPS & Financials

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.04/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.02/Share by a difference of $0.02. This showed a surprise of 100% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 8 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.03/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.05/share and a low EPS of $-0.02/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $155.35 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 174 Million and 146 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.34 Million. According to today’s trading volume Hecla Mining Co. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.9 Percent and Institutional ownership of 65.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 1%, Return on Equity currently is 1.6% and the Return on Investment value is 4.5%.

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) gross margin percentage stands at 26.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 10.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 4.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.7% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.23 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -16.4 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 1.26 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 10.7%. The return on invested capital is at 4.5%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 222.98.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -16.4%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 1.26% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.