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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SLCA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying a possible profit of 124.06 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24.5, implying a possible loss of -15.55 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.18 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 13.94 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SLCA has a 52-week high of 61.49 and a 52-week low of 26.35. Today's price is 10.09 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 52.82 percent. 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 market cap of SLCA is $2.34 billion. SLCA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.