It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Hecla Mining Company (HL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.01, or 0.16%, to $6.16. The Hecla Mining Company has recorded 102,733 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Hecla Mining Company’s Phillips S. Baker, Jr. Receives the Selwyn Blaylock Canadian Mining Excellence Award.
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Hecla Mining Company is listed on the NYSE in the Basic Materials sector while operating in the Other Precious Metals & Mining industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $6.15 and fluctuated between $6.21 as its day high and $6.06 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hecla Mining Company is $3.69B. A total of 4.75 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 8.52M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, HL has seen 7 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 561,929 and the disposition of 96,659 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 27 BUYs and 10 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,143,240 shares during that period but sold 223,327.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. HL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/8/2023 when it declared a $0.0060 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/24/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/7/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/23/2022. The HL stock dividend was $0.0040 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $7.19 with high estimates of $8.25 and low estimates of $6.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HL has a high of $7.00 and a low of $3.41.
As of this writing, HL has an earnings estimate of $0.02 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.04 per share and a lower estimate of $0.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. HL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $210.01M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $533.92M in debt and $160.38M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $3.31, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.76B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HL is Buy with a score of 4.20.