Analyst Ratings for Hecla Mining Co. (HL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. HL had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HL. The most optimistic price target was 8.5, implying potential capital gains of 55.96 percent. The lowest price target was 5, implying a possible loss of -8.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -58.33 percent. That number becomes -75 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -34.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HL has a PEG ratio of -0.63.

In the last 52-weeks, HL has achieved a high of 7.64 and a low of 4.61. Currently the stock is 18.22 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 28.66 percent. HL has a P/E ratio of 21.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HL value stock report compares HL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.06 billion. HL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.