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How to buy Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Hecla Mining Company stock.

Hecla Mining Company
NYSE: HL - USD
GOLD
$6.53
-$0.10 (-1.51%)

Hecla Mining Company is a gold business based in the US. Hecla Mining Company shares (HL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hecla Mining Company employs 1,591 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Hecla Mining Company stock price (NYSE: HL)

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Hecla Mining Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$9.00
52-week range$4.30 - $9.44
50-day moving average $7.78
200-day moving average $6.84
Wall St. target price$8.33
PE ratio 221
Dividend yield $0.021 (0.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.03

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Hecla Mining Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9 from 2021-05-28

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1 month (2021-06-25) 18.58%
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Is Hecla Mining Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hecla Mining Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hecla Mining Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hecla Mining Company's P/E ratio

Hecla Mining Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 221x. In other words, Hecla Mining Company shares trade at around 221x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Hecla Mining Company's EBITDA

Hecla Mining Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $271.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hecla Mining Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hecla Mining Company financials

Revenue TTM $765.8 million
Operating margin TTM 12.95%
Gross profit TTM $302.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.29%
Return on equity TTM 1.15%
Profit margin 2.53%
Book value $3.22
Market capitalisation $3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hecla Mining Company shares

There are currently 10.8 million Hecla Mining Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Hecla Mining Company's "short interest". This figure is 3% down from 11.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hecla Mining Company shares can be evaluated.

Hecla Mining Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hecla Mining Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hecla Mining Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hecla Mining Company shares traded daily (recently around 8.9 million). Hecla Mining Company's SIR currently stands at 1.21. In other words for every 100,000 Hecla Mining Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1210 shares are currently held short.

However Hecla Mining Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hecla Mining Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hecla Mining Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hecla Mining Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hecla Mining Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0204% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hecla Mining Company shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hecla Mining Company.

Find out more about how you can short Hecla Mining Company stock.

Hecla Mining Company share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.82% of net profits

Recently Hecla Mining Company has paid out, on average, around 24.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hecla Mining Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hecla Mining Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.021 per share.

While Hecla Mining Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Hecla Mining Company is investing more in its future growth.

Hecla Mining Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hecla Mining Company's shares ever split?

Hecla Mining Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 24 March 1981. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hecla Mining Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hecla Mining Company shares which in turn could have impacted Hecla Mining Company's share price.

Hecla Mining Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hecla Mining Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.3031 up to $9.44. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HL.US volatility(beta: 2.27)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hecla Mining Company's is 2.265. This would suggest that Hecla Mining Company's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Hecla Mining Company overview

Hecla Mining Company, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, and produces precious and base metal properties in the United States and internationally. The company offers lead, zinc, and bulk concentrates, as well as carbon materials to custom smelters, metal traders, and third-party processors; and unrefined gold and silver bullion bars to precious metals traders. It owns 100% interests in the Greens Creek mine located on Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska; the Lucky Friday mine located in northern Idaho; the Casa Berardi mine located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, Canada; and the San Sebastian mine located in the city of Durango, Mexico. The company also holds 100% interests in the Fire Creek mine located in Lander County, Nevada; and the Hollister and Midas mines located in Elko County, Nevada. Hecla Mining Company was incorporated in 1891 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. .

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Hecla Mining Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.558% of Hecla Mining Company shares are held by insiders and 63.787% by institutions.
How many people work for Hecla Mining Company?
Latest data suggests 1,591 work at Hecla Mining Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Hecla Mining Company?
Hecla Mining Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Hecla Mining Company based?
Hecla Mining Company's address is: 6500 North Mineral Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States, 83815-9408
What is Hecla Mining Company's ISIN number?
Hecla Mining Company's international securities identification number is: US4227041062
What is Hecla Mining Company's CUSIP number?
Hecla Mining Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 422704106

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