News coverage about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1940681219931 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- A Trend Reading of Miners’ Correlations to Gold (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock price is trading underground than the 200 day moving average with distance of … – Analyst Recommendation (press release) (blog) (analystrecommendation.com)
- Trader’s Buzzers: Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL), Parkervision Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- What Analysts Think of Hecla Mining Company (HL)? – ExpertGazette (expertgazette.com)
- Hecla Mining (HL) PT Set at $8.00 by HC Wainwright (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) opened at $3.97 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1,613.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of -66.17, a PEG ratio of 323.20 and a beta of 0.30. Hecla Mining has a 52 week low of $3.38 and a 52 week high of $6.17. The company has a quick ratio of 2.37, a current ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 13th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 6th were paid a $0.0025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 5th. This represents a $0.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.25%. Hecla Mining’s payout ratio is currently -16.67%.
HL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hecla Mining from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $4.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Hecla Mining in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $4.75 price target on the stock. B. Riley upgraded shares of Hecla Mining from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price target on shares of Hecla Mining and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Hecla Mining from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.50.
Hecla Mining Company Profile
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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