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 potential capital gains of 124.06 percent. The lowest price target was 24.5, which equates to a potential downside of -15.55 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 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.18 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 13.94 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

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 52.82 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.