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.

Several price targets were given for SLCA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 65, implying potential capital gains 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.39 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 8.7 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.18 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 13.94 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

In the last 52-weeks, SLCA has achieved a high of 61.49 and a low of 26.35. Today's price is 10.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 52.82 percent below the high. SLCA has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.