Hecla Mining (HL) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.23

Media coverage about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4493273591431 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) opened at $3.75 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $1,392.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 22.89 and a beta of 0.25. Hecla Mining has a fifty-two week low of $3.38 and a fifty-two week high of $6.72. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 2.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

HL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Hecla Mining from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on shares of Hecla Mining in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 target price for the company. B. Riley raised shares of Hecla Mining from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $8.50 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, 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. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Hecla Mining has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.61.

In related news, Director Theodore Crumley purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.49 per share, with a total value of $34,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 126,536 shares in the company, valued at approximately $441,610.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Phillips S. Baker, Jr. purchased 13,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.76 per share, with a total value of $48,880.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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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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