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How to buy Hecla Mining Company stock

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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 share price

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Hecla Mining Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$2.29 - $7.43
50-day moving average $6.21
200-day moving average $5.80
Wall St. target price$7.15
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.013 (0.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.25

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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 EBITDA

Hecla Mining Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $222 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 $691.9 million
Operating margin TTM 8.39%
Gross profit TTM $302.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.37%
Return on equity TTM -0.99%
Profit margin -2.43%
Book value $3.20
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hecla Mining Company shares

There are currently 9.9 million Hecla Mining Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Hecla Mining Company's "short interest". This figure is 26.4% down from 13.5 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 7.7 million). Hecla Mining Company's SIR currently stands at 1.28. In other words for every 100,000 Hecla Mining Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1280 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 0.021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hecla Mining Company shares, roughly 21 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


Dividend payout ratio: 62.67% of net profits

Recently Hecla Mining Company has paid out, on average, around 62.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.58% 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 0.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hecla Mining Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.013 per share.

Hecla Mining Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Hecla Mining Company's most recent dividend payout was on 18 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 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 $2.2904 up to $7.4286. 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 2.2681. 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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