- HL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $13.5 million.
- HL has traded 675,147 shares today.
- HL is up 3.7% today.
- HL was down 7.2% yesterday.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in HL with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for HL NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on HL: Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.4%. HL has a PE ratio of 53. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Hecla Mining a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Hecla Mining has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hecla has a market cap of $974.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 0.67 and a short float of 7% with 4.16 days to cover. Shares are down 12.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hecla Mining as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Metals & Mining industry. The net income increased by 7.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $11.64 million to $12.55 million.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.37, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.70, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- Despite the weak revenue results, HL has outperformed against the industry average of 17.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $21.42 million or 29.50% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
- HL has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 14.55% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.
- You can view the full Hecla Mining Ratings Report.
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