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 highest price target was 8.5, implying potential capital gains of 55.96 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 5, implying potential capital losses of -8.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -58.33 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 a 52-week high of 7.64 and a 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.