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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HL. The most optimistic price target was 8.5, implying a possible profit of 55.96 percent. The lowest price target was 5, implying a possible loss of -8.26 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -58.33 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -75 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HL to grow at a rate of -34.48 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Today's price is 18.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 28.66 percent below the high. HL has a price/earnings 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.