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 Hecla Mining Co. (HL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.01, or -0.22%, to $4.60. The Hecla Mining Co. has recorded 84,531 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Hecla Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results.
The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Other Precious Metals & Mining industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $4.61 and fluctuated between $4.6400 as its day high and $4.4900 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hecla Mining Co. is $2.85B. A total of 4.13 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 6.41M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, HL has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 8,500 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 28 BUYs and 10 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,194,607 shares during that period but sold 212,206.
In the most recent transaction, Johnson George R bought 8,500 shares of HL for 4.07 per share on Aug 22. After the transaction, the Director now owns 25,773 company shares.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. HL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/22/2023 when it declared a $0.0060 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/7/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/7/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/23/2023. The HL stock dividend was $0.0063 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $5.83 with high estimates of $8.75 and low estimates of $4.25. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HL has a high of $7.00 and a low of $3.55.
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 6 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.01 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.04.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s 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 $3.25, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.76B.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. 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 4.75.