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 maximum price target given 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. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HL to grow at a rate of -34.48 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 trailing 52-weeks, HL hit 7.64 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 4.61. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.22 percent, and 28.66 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of HL is $2.06 billion. HL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.