Hecla Mining (HL) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.17

Media coverage about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.6415100775344 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

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HL opened at $3.78 on Tuesday. Hecla Mining has a twelve month low of $3.25 and a twelve month high of $6.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 2.86 and a quick ratio of 2.37. The stock has a market cap of $1,565.64, a P/E ratio of 37.80, a PEG ratio of 117.60 and a beta of 0.38.

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The basic materials company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.02. Hecla Mining had a negative net margin of 4.07% and a positive return on equity of 2.17%. The business had revenue of $160.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. Hecla Mining’s revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Hecla Mining will post 0.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HL shares. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hecla Mining from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Hecla Mining and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Hecla Mining and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.14.

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Hecla Mining Company Profile

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and produces precious and base metal deposits worldwide. The company offers zinc, lead, and bulk flotation concentrates to custom smelters and brokers; and unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders.

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