Hecla Mining (HL) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.17
Media stories about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1225511762695 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Hecla Mining (HL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hecla Mining (HL) PT Lowered to $4.50 at BMO Capital (streetinsider.com)
- BMO Capital Markets Reiterates “$5.00” Price Target for Hecla Mining (HL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hecla Mining (HL) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Southern Silver keeps hitting goals (mining-journal.com)
Hecla Mining (NYSE HL) opened at $3.98 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 2.69 and a quick ratio of 2.15. Hecla Mining has a one year low of $3.38 and a one year high of $6.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,589.60, a P/E ratio of -66.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 26.10 and a beta of 0.25.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.0025 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 5th. This represents a $0.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.25%. Hecla Mining’s dividend payout ratio is currently -16.67%.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on Hecla Mining and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hecla Mining from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price target on Hecla Mining and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Hecla Mining from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Hecla Mining in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.64.
In other Hecla Mining news, Director Theodore Crumley bought 10,000 shares of Hecla Mining stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.49 per share, for a total transaction of $34,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 126,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,610.64. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Phillips S. Baker, Jr. bought 13,000 shares of Hecla Mining stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $3.76 per share, with a total value of $48,880.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.
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About Hecla Mining
Hecla Mining Company is engaged in discovering, acquiring, developing and producing silver, gold, lead and zinc. The Company and its subsidiaries provide precious and base metals to the United States and around the world. It produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it markets to custom smelters and brokers, and unrefined bullion bars (dore) containing gold and silver.
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