Hecla Mining Company (HL): Analyzing Basic Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) have moved within the range of $3.63 to $6.78. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $3.73, which is 44.99% higher than its 52-week high.

Hecla Mining Company (HL) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of -10.03%, and a 50-day SMA of -20.90%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $1.50 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Gauging the level of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts have for a particular stock is important when considering an investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Hecla Mining Company (HL) is Hold.

When it comes to reporting sales figures, public companies typically post earnings and revenue that fall above or below the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Hecla Mining Company (HL) delivered a 6.04% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.14 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.15 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Hecla Mining Company (HL) delivered a 124.72% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.04 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.02 per share.

Ownership at Hecla Mining Company (HL), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded company’s most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization’s institutional ownership. Hecla Mining Company (HL) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 60.92% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $0.92 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Hecla Mining Company (HL), there were 24 new positions totaling 4,837,502 shares of the company’s stock. There were 28 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 2,560,726 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Taking a look at a stock’s average volume – in the long, medium and short terms – is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. Hecla Mining Company (HL) has had a 20-day average volume of 5,282,815 shares, with an average of 80% of short term indicators pointed at Sell.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 4,207,730 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 4,167,301 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.