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U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) went up by 3.83% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $15.38. The company’s stock price has collected 14.34% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 11/30/21 that U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for SLCA is at 3.17. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $12.80, which is $1.2 above the current price. SLCA currently public float of 72.69M and currently shorts hold a 5.67% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of SLCA was 801.71K shares.

SLCA’s Market Performance

SLCA stocks went up by 14.34% for the week, with a monthly jump of 21.28% and a quarterly performance of 19.62%, while its annual performance rate touched 30.29%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.78% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.50% for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 16.88% for SLCA stocks with a simple moving average of 10.13% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SLCA

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SLCA stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for SLCA by listing it as a “Underweight.” The predicted price for SLCA in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $10 based on the research report published on May 28th of the previous year 2021.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to SLCA, setting the target price at $7 in the report published on December 15th of the previous year.

SLCA Trading at 13.92% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SLCA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -25.88% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.78%, as shares surge +22.45% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.40% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SLCA rose by +14.34%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.12% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $9.86. In addition, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. saw 21.28% 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 SLCA starting from USSERY JAMES DEREK, who sale 22,412 shares at the price of $8.87 back on Aug 16. After this action, USSERY JAMES DEREK now owns 87,179 shares of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., valued at $198,772 using the latest closing price.

Carusona Zach, the President Specialty Minerals of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., sale 31,411 shares at $9.33 during a trade that took place back on Aug 09, which means that Carusona Zach is holding 68,749 shares at $293,005 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SLCA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -0.86 for the present operating margin
  • +13.62 for the gross margin

The net margin for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. stands at -13.49. The total capital return value is set at -0.36, while invested capital returns managed to touch -5.81. Equity return is now at value -1.60, with -0.50 for asset returns.

Based on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA), the company’s capital structure generated 216.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 68.43. Total debt to assets is 55.08, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 207.07. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 65.38.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.91, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.78. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.35 and the total asset turnover is 0.33. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.50.

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