Hecla Mining (HL) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.23

News coverage about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3550610244877 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HL shares. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $8.50 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a report on Friday, October 13th. Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Hecla Mining from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. TheStreet cut shares of Hecla Mining from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hecla Mining from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hecla Mining has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.52.

Hecla Mining (NYSE HL) opened at $3.96 on Friday. Hecla Mining has a 52 week low of $3.63 and a 52 week high of $6.78. The company has a market cap of $1,576.12, a PE ratio of 56.43, a P/E/G ratio of 79.00 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 2.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.02. Hecla Mining had a net margin of 4.21% and a return on equity of 1.89%. The business had revenue of $140.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.32 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. Hecla Mining’s quarterly revenue was down 21.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Hecla Mining will post 0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be paid a $0.0025 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.25%. Hecla Mining’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 16.67%.

In related news, Director George R. Nethercutt, Jr. sold 62,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.24, for a total value of $327,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 1.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Hecla Mining Company Profile

Hecla Mining Company is engaged in discovering, acquiring, developing and producing silver, gold, lead and zinc. The Company and its subsidiaries provide precious and base metals to the United States and around the world. It produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it markets to custom smelters and brokers, and unrefined bullion bars (dore) containing gold and silver.

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