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.

HL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 8.5, implying a possible profit of 55.96 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 5, implying a possible loss of -8.26 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -58.33 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -75 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

HL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -34.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HL has a PEG ratio of -0.63.

HL has traded between a high of 7.64 and a low of 4.61 over the past year. 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 market cap of HL is $2.06 billion. HL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.