Hecla Mining Company (HL) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?


As of Wednesday close, Hecla Mining Company’s (NYSE:HL) stock was up $0.04, moving up 0.77 percent to $5.21. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,849,860 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.22 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 8,599,510, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,556,206.

Since last month, HL stock rose 10.15%. Shares of the company fell to $4.20 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $7.66 was reached on 03/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.41. Since the beginning of this year, HL’s stock price has dropped by -0.16% or -$0.01, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -31.98% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.99. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.40, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.48.

The latest dividend of $0.0040 per share was paid out, which is -36.51% less than last year’s $0.0063. On Wednesday November 9 2022, a $0.0023 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Hecla Mining Company’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.80, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.27. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 20.40% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 2.60%. Based on annual data, HL earned $217.8 million in gross profit and brought in $807.47 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -1.20%.

In Hecla Mining Company’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $530.75 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HL’s revenue fell -32.27% to $191.24 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $146.34 million. While analysts expected Hecla Mining Company to report $0.02 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.04 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $7.63 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Hecla Mining Company were 979.86 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $534.58 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $606.27 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Hecla Mining Company’s (HL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 51.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.21% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Hecla Mining Company price is up by +4.41% percent or $0.22. At present, HL shares trade +6.98% above its 20-day simple moving average and +44.32% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +30.25% above its SMA50 and -2.07% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 80.59% and Stochastic coefficient D was 71.94%, while ATR was 0.27. Given the Stochastic reading of 93.67% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.04, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.12.

With a median target price of $6.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $4.25 – $7.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Hecla Mining Company (HL) will achieve an average price target of $5.75.


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