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It’s Not Over Yet For U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.18, or 1.38%, to $13.18. The U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. has recorded 89,945 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that U.S. Silica to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences.

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Stocks Info

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Energy sector and is a part of the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $13.00 and fluctuated between $13.08 as its day high and $12.40 as its day low. The current market capitalization of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is $950.82M. A total of 0.75 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 731.39K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, SLCA has seen 2 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 18,378 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 29 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,707,643 shares during that period but sold 851,252.

In the most recent transaction, Shinn Bryan Adair sold 58,499 shares of SLCA for 13.99 per share on Mar 03. After the transaction, the CEO now owns 1,460,684 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 02, Merril Donald A sold 19,991 shares at 13.50 per share. SLCA shares that EVP & Chief Financial Officer owns now total 310,790.

Among the insiders who sold shares, DUREN DIANE K disposed of 16,089 shares on Dec 16 at a per-share price of $11.43. This resulted in the Director holding 81,273 shares of SLCA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Merril Donald A sold 35,879 shares at $14.44 per share on Nov 01. Company shares held by the EVP & Chief Financial Officer now total 200,197.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. SLCA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/12/2020 when it declared a $0.02 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/3/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/3/2020 with an ex-dividend date of 12/12/2019. The SLCA stock dividend was $0.0630 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SLCA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $17.33 with high estimates of $22.00 and low estimates of $15.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SLCA has a high of $14.90 and a low of $10.36.

As of this writing, SLCA has an earnings estimate of $0.41 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.44 per share and a lower estimate of $0.37. The company reported an EPS of $0.66 in the last quarter, which was 32.00% higher than expectations of $0.5.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SLCA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $239.43M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.30B in debt and $205.87M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $10.21, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $614.08M.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 SLCA is Buy with a score of 3.67.

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