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Evercore ISI slashes price target on U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] – find out why.

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U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [NYSE: SLCA] gained 3.08% on the last trading session, reaching $3.68 price per share at the time. The company report on August 7, 2020 that U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Announces Resignation of Brad Casper.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) (the “Company”) today announced that Brad Casper has resigned from his position as the Company’s President to pursue other opportunities effective August 31, 2020.

“Brad joined us nine years ago and has been an integral part of growing U.S. Silica into the diversified industrial minerals company that we are today. We appreciate Brad’s numerous contributions to our success and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Bryan Shinn, chief executive officer.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. represents 73.62 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $263.78 million with the latest information. SLCA stock price has been found in the range of $3.57 to $3.86.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.27M shares, SLCA reached a trading volume of 1844009 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SLCA shares is $3.23 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SLCA stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Evercore ISI have made an estimate for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as In-line, with their previous recommendation back on July 06, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 19, 2020, representing the official price target for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is set at 0.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for SLCA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.23. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.45, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.21.

Trading performance analysis for SLCA stock

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.10. With this latest performance, SLCA shares dropped by -12.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 253.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -67.00% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SLCA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.13, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.36, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.13 for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.84, while it was recorded at 3.54 for the last single week of trading, and 3.72 for the last 200 days.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] shares currently have an operating margin of +1.36 and a Gross Margin at +10.97. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -22.32.

Return on Total Capital for SLCA is now 0.90, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -15.21. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -37.61, with Return on Assets sitting at -11.57. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 199.09. Additionally, SLCA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 66.56, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 52.07. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 188.87, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 63.15.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] managed to generate an average of -$151,163 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.41 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.52.U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. posted -0.17/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.03/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -466.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SLCA.

An analysis of insider ownership at U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]

There are presently around $211 million, or 79.50% of SLCA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SLCA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 11,328,014, which is approximately -0.306% of the company’s market cap and around 3.60% of the total institutional ownership; ARIEL INVESTMENTS, LLC, holding 8,774,459 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $32.29 million in SLCA stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $18.47 million in SLCA stock with ownership of nearly -24.694% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 68 institutional holders increased their position in U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [NYSE:SLCA] by around 6,912,651 shares. Additionally, 93 investors decreased positions by around 13,380,175 shares, while 39 investors held positions by with 37,048,335 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 57,341,161 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SLCA stock had 32 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,830,240 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 2,896,940 shares during the same period.

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