U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA)’s stock price has gone rise by 0.13 in comparison to its previous close of 15.44, however, the company has experienced a 0.13% increase in its stock price over the last five trading days. seekingalpha.com reported 2024-07-02 that U.S. Silica Has Upside To Sum Of The Parts Valuation In A Potential Split

Is It Worth Investing in U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA) Right Now?

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 10.48x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 1.99. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 11 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for SLCA is 75.59M, and at present, short sellers hold a 3.92% of that float. On July 11, 2024, the average trading volume of SLCA was 1.78M shares.

SLCA’s Market Performance

The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) has seen a 0.13% increase in the past week, with a -0.32% drop in the past month, and a 16.50% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 0.17%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 0.33% for SLCA. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.36% for SLCA’s stock, with a simple moving average of 21.38% 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 “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 -0.07% 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 -3.56% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.33%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.17%, as shares surge +0.39% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -2.71% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SLCA rose by +0.13%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +12.68% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $15.41. In addition, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc saw 36.69% 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 Carusona Zach, who sale 42,605 shares at the price of $15.55 back on Apr 26 ’24. After this action, Carusona Zach now owns 160,929 shares of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc, valued at $662,508 using the latest closing price.

USSERY JAMES DEREK, the EVP & President, Oil and Gas of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc, sale 46,433 shares at $14.00 during a trade that took place back on Apr 03 ’24, which means that USSERY JAMES DEREK is holding 174,772 shares at $650,062 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SLCA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.16 for the present operating margin
  • 0.29 for the gross margin

The net margin for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc stands at 0.08. The total capital return value is set at 0.12. Equity return is now at value 14.51, with 5.62 for asset returns.

Based on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA), the company’s capital structure generated 0.49 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.32. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.96. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 2.27.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 412.6 million with net debt to EBITDA at 1.74. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.29. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.58for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.7. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.62.


To sum up, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) has seen a better performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing 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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