why Hecla Mining Company [HL] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $6.92

Hecla Mining Company [NYSE: HL] loss -4.90% or -0.32 points to close at $6.21 with a heavy trading volume of 11568644 shares. The company report on March 1, 2021 that Hecla Appoints Director.

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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) announced the appointment of Alice Wong as a Director effective February 26, 2021. Ms. Wong has been Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Officer at Cameco Corporation since July 2011. Prior to that, she served as Vice President Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Regulatory Relations from 2008 to June 2011. Ms. Wong was also the Vice President Investor, Corporate and Government Relations from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Wong has more than 30 years of diverse expertise in the uranium industry and holds a Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D).

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It opened the trading session at $6.69, the shares rose to $6.81 and dropped to $6.15, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for HL points out that the company has recorded 8.95% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -343.57% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 11.20M shares, HL reached to a volume of 11568644 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 Hecla Mining Company [HL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HL shares is $6.92 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HL stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.

Cantor Fitzgerald have made an estimate for Hecla Mining Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on February 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, ROTH Capital raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 27, 2020, representing the official price target for Hecla Mining Company stock. On July 17, 2020, analysts increased their price target for HL shares from 2.50 to 4.50.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Hecla Mining Company is set at 0.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for HL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.07. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.23. Price to Free Cash Flow for HL in the course of the last twelve months was 43.19 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

Trading performance analysis for HL stock

Hecla Mining Company [HL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.00. With this latest performance, HL shares gained by 10.50% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.95% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 135.23% 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 HL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.67 for Hecla Mining Company [HL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.12, while it was recorded at 6.77 for the last single week of trading, and 5.11 for the last 200 days.

Hecla Mining Company [HL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hecla Mining Company [HL] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.06 and a Gross Margin at +20.69. Hecla Mining Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.37.

Return on Total Capital for HL is now 3.19, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.76. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.99, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.63. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Hecla Mining Company [HL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 31.35. Additionally, HL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 23.87, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 20.00. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 30.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.44.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Hecla Mining Company [HL] managed to generate an average of -$10,494 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 18.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.27.Hecla Mining Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Hecla Mining Company [HL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Hecla Mining Company posted -0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.02/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -50.00%. 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 HL.

An analysis of insider ownership at Hecla Mining Company [HL]

There are presently around $1,934 million, or 61.40% of HL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HL stocks are: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP with ownership of 54,440,018, which is approximately 4.971% of the company’s market cap and around 1.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 46,964,821 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $291.65 million in HL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $247.78 million in HL stock with ownership of nearly 4.379% of the company’s market capitalization.

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104 institutional holders increased their position in Hecla Mining Company [NYSE:HL] by around 27,908,248 shares. Additionally, 116 investors decreased positions by around 22,249,124 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 261,323,012 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 311,480,384 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HL stock had 31 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,305,446 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 6,130,482 shares during the same period.

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