U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) Beta Value: Understanding the Market Risk

The price-to-earnings ratio for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA) is above average at 7.36x. The 36-month beta value for SLCA is also noteworthy at 2.26. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 rating it as “overweight,” 1 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for SLCA is 74.47M, and at present, short sellers hold a 8.69% of that float. The average trading volume of SLCA on April 03, 2024 was 851.51K shares.

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SLCA) stock’s latest price update

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA) has seen a rise in its stock price by 8.60 in relation to its previous close of 12.68. However, the company has experienced a 12.32% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-02 that U.S. Silica’s (SLCA) strong performance and strategic measures to decrease debt, strengthen its balance sheet and improve its leverage profile are significant.

SLCA’s Market Performance

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) has seen a 12.32% rise in stock performance for the week, with a 21.00% gain in the past month and a 24.39% surge in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.08%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.76% for SLCA. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 12.22% for SLCA’s stock, with a 14.27% simple moving average for the past 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 “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for SLCA in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $17 based on the research report published on April 03, 2023 of the previous year 2023.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SLCA reach a price target of $15. The rating they have provided for SLCA stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on July 13th, 2022.

Evercore ISI gave a rating of “Outperform” to SLCA, setting the target price at $20 in the report published on June 14th of the previous year.

SLCA Trading at 21.19% 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 -5.94% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.76%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.08%, as shares surge +20.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +31.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SLCA rose by +11.95%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +8.84% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $12.39. In addition, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc saw 21.75% 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 Russell Stacy, who sale 20,000 shares at the price of $12.00 back on Mar 11 ’24. After this action, Russell Stacy now owns 186,752 shares of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc, valued at $240,000 using the latest closing price.

Shinn Bryan Adair, the CEO of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc, sale 41,501 shares at $14.06 during a trade that took place back on Sep 12 ’23, which means that Shinn Bryan Adair is holding 1,419,183 shares at $583,338 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SLCA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.01 for the present operating margin
  • 0.32 for the gross margin

The net margin for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc stands at 0.09. The total capital return value is set at 0.01. Equity return is now at value 19.01, with 6.46 for asset returns.

Based on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA), the company’s capital structure generated 0.5 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.31. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.01. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.15.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 412.6 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.6. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.35for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.74. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.23.


In summary, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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