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Would I Buy Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) Stock At Any Time In The Future?

The trading price of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) floating lower at last check on Wednesday, June 22, closing at $4.35, -1.81% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $4.32 and $4.58. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 138.44, while its 5Y monthly beta was 2.06. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $8.16 and a 52-week low of $4.07. Over the past month, the stock has lost -5.34% in value.

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Hecla Mining Company, whose market valuation is $2.50 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Feb 16, 2022 – Feb 21, 2022. The dividend yield on the company stock is 0.68%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.03. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.03 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0.1 for 2022 and $0.19 for 2023. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -28.60% this year and 90.00% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $191.29 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $183.1 million and highs of $198.9 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -12.80% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2022 is $739.52 million. The company’s revenue is forecast to drop by -8.40% over what it did in 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Hecla Mining Company No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest HL has a 100% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Sell.

A quick review shows that HL’s price is currently -7.66% off the SMA20 and -16.38% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 40.79, and weekly volatility stands at 5.64%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 5.46%. Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.91, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.28.

To see how Hecla Mining Company stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: HL stock’s performance was -1.81% at last check in today’s session, and -43.66% in the past year, while Coeur Mining Inc. (CDE) has been trading -1.41% in recent session and positioned -61.73% lower than it was a year ago. Another comparable company First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) saw its stock trading -0.87% lower in today’s session but was down -49.44% in a year. Furthermore, Endeavour Silver Corp. (EXK) showed a decrease of -1.11% today while its price kept declining at -44.17% over the past year. Hecla Mining Company has a P/E ratio of 138.44. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.44%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up 0.21% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) indicates that the 3-month average is 7.80 million.

Currently, records show that 538.49 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 1.20% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 66.70%. However, since the stock’s price has seen -15.10% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.

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