Analyst Ratings for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for SLCA last month.

16 analysts declared SLCA a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SLCA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, which equates to a potential upside of 124.06 percent. The minimum price target given was 24.5, which equates to a potential downside of -15.55 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 1.39 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 8.7 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 3.18 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 13.94 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SLCA hit 61.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.35. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.09 percent, and below the high by 52.82 percent. SLCA has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SLCA value stock report compares SLCA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.34 billion. SLCA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.