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How to buy Hecla Mining Company stock | $6.1

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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 1,622 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$727.9 million.

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  3. Search for Hecla Mining Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hecla Mining Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$6.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hecla Mining Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hecla Mining Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hecla Mining Company share price

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Hecla Mining Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$6.1
52-week rangeUSD$1.3962 - USD$6.7767
50-day moving average USD$5.3376
200-day moving average USD$5.0176
Wall St. target priceUSD$6.68
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.251

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Hecla Mining Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.1 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-12) 6.1
1 month (2020-12-22) 3.39%
3 months (2020-10-20) 17.08%
6 months (2020-07-20) 26.03%
1 year (2020-01-18) N/A
2 years (2019-01-18) 153.11%
3 years (2018-01-19) 43.19%
5 years (2016-01-20) 291.03%

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 USD$238.7 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 USD$727.9 million
Operating margin TTM 6.92%
Gross profit TTM USD$222.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.19%
Return on equity TTM -1.54%
Profit margin -3.51%
Book value $3.19
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hecla Mining Company shares

There are currently 12.3 million Hecla Mining Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Hecla Mining Company's "short interest". This figure is 28.4% up from 9.6 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 7.4 million). Hecla Mining Company's SIR currently stands at 1.66. In other words for every 100,000 Hecla Mining Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1660 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 0.0263% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hecla Mining Company shares, roughly 26 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

We're not expecting Hecla Mining Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hecla Mining Company's shares ever split?

Hecla Mining Company's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 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 $1.3962 up to $6.7767. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HL.US volatility(beta: 2.09)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 2.0934. 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 founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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