US Silica Rises On Unusually High Volume (SLCA)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- US Silica Holdings (NYSE: SLCA) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 3.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 43 cents (+2.2%) at $20.21 as of 10:26 a.m. ET.

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US Silica has a market cap of $1.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 18.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, processing, and sale of commercial silica in the United States. It operates in two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates US Silica as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full US Silica Ratings Report.

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