U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] moved down -4.35: Why It’s Important

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [NYSE: SLCA] price plunged by -4.35 percent to reach at -$0.3. The company report on December 1, 2020 that U.S. Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products.

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U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) said that its Industrial and Specialty Products business will increase prices for most of its non-contracted silica sand, diatomaceous earth, perlite, cellulose and clay products used primarily in filtration, glass, foundry, paints, coatings, elastomers, roofing, chemicals, recreation, building products, agricultural, pet litter and other applications.

Price increases will range up to 15 percent, depending on the product and grade. The price increases are effective for shipments starting Jan. 1, 2021.

A sum of 1134862 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 1.02M shares. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. shares reached a high of $6.90 and dropped to a low of $6.295 until finishing in the latest session at $6.60.

The one-year SLCA stock forecast points to a potential downside of -86.44. The average equity rating for SLCA stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $3.54 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 3.00. 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 0.47, with the Price to Sales ratio for SLCA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.74.

SLCA Stock Performance Analysis:

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 14.19. With this latest performance, SLCA shares gained by 113.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 77.42% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.58% 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 76.76, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 74.79 for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.68, while it was recorded at 6.23 for the last single week of trading, and 3.13 for the last 200 days.

Insight into U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. Fundamentals:

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.

SLCA Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. posted -0.53/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.53/share. 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.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [SLCA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $371 million, or 80.10% of SLCA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SLCA stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 11,062,196, which is approximately -2.347% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; ARIEL INVESTMENTS, LLC, holding 8,774,459 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $57.91 million in SLCA stocks shares; and RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, currently with $33.63 million in SLCA stock with ownership of nearly 6.628% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 55 institutional holders increased their position in U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. [NYSE:SLCA] by around 3,135,171 shares. Additionally, 78 investors decreased positions by around 4,372,293 shares, while 40 investors held positions by with 48,742,495 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 56,249,959 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SLCA stock had 16 new institutional investments in for a total of 685,041 shares, while 24 institutional investors sold positions of 673,558 shares during the same period.

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