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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) went down by -0.89% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $9.44. The company’s stock price has collected -4.51% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 05/18/21 that Hecla Releases First Quarter Exploration Report

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Is It Worth Investing in Hecla Mining Company (NYSE :HL) Right Now?

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 261.47 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HL is at 2.28. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 10 who provided ratings for Hecla Mining Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $8.39, which is -$0.8 below the current price. HL currently public float of 527.43M and currently shorts hold a 2.18% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HL was 8.78M shares.

HL’s Market Performance

HL stocks went down by -4.51% for the week, with a monthly jump of 24.27% and a quarterly performance of 41.91%, while its annual performance rate touched 181.57%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.23% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 5.10% for Hecla Mining Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.55% for HL stocks with a simple moving average of 46.98% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HL stocks, with Cantor Fitzgerald repeating the rating for HL by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for HL in the upcoming period, according to Cantor Fitzgerald is $5.75 based on the research report published on February 19th of the current year 2021.

ROTH Capital, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HL reach a price target of $6. The rating they have provided for HL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on October 27th, 2020.

HL Trading at 23.74% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.83% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 5.10%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.23%, as shares surge +19.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +56.51% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HL fell by -4.51%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +53.01% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $8.66. In addition, Hecla Mining Company saw 37.31% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HL starting from STANLEY CHARLES B, who sale 46,848 shares at the price of $8.98 back on Jun 04. After this action, STANLEY CHARLES B now owns 53,688 shares of Hecla Mining Company, valued at $420,901 using the latest closing price.

CRUMLEY THEODORE, the Director of Hecla Mining Company, sale 50,000 shares at $9.34 during a trade that took place back on Jun 02, which means that CRUMLEY THEODORE is holding 76,536 shares at $467,075 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +10.06 for the present operating margin
  • +20.69 for the gross margin

The net margin for Hecla Mining Company stands at -2.37. The total capital return value is set at 3.19, while invested capital returns managed to touch -0.76. Equity return is now at value 1.10, with 0.70 for asset returns.

Based on Hecla Mining Company (HL), the company’s capital structure generated 31.35 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 23.87. Total debt to assets is 20.00, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 30.79. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 23.44.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.39, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 18.25 and the total asset turnover is 0.27. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.90.

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