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Discovering Momentum Stocks: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)

Discovering Momentum Stocks: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)

IBC upgraded Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) on Wednesday, September 30 to "Sector Outperform" rating. The basic materials company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $140.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $151.32 million. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 1.60. The firm's revenue was down 21.5% on a year-over-year basis.

Taking a look at a public company's Earnings per Share (EPS) is a good way of evaluating its profitability.

HL has been the topic of a number of other reports. At the moment, the average analyst rating for HL is Moderate Buy. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Hecla Mining in a report on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Hecla Mining from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Hecla Mining now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $5.75.

Shares of Hecla Mining (NYSE HL) traded up $0.11 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $3.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.56 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 2.15 and a current ratio of 2.69. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Hecla Mining by 2.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 33,140,890 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $173,662,000 after buying an additional 4,294,323 shares during the period.

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Previously Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.02. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 1.05 million. Canaccord Genuity's target price would indicate a possible upside of 47.06 % from the last stock close of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Hecla Mining by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 1,304,846 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $6,655,000 after purchasing an additional 1,202,351 shares during the period. Finally, Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Hecla Mining by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.33% of the company's stock. Of those transactions, there were 795,451 shares of HL bought and 255,663 shares sold. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.49 per share, with a total value of $34,900.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 126,536 shares in the company, valued at $441,610.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a dividend of $0.0025 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.28%. According to today's trading volume Hecla Mining Co.is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark & copyright legislation.

The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in five world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.

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