Ratio Revelations: Hecla Mining Co. (HL)’s Financial Metrics in the Spotlight

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Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) closed the day trading at $5.27 up 0.96% from the previous closing price of $5.22. In other words, the price has increased by $0.96 from its previous closing price. On the day, 7.22 million shares were traded. HL stock price reached its highest trading level at $5.34 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $5.2.


For a better understanding of HL, let’s look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.00 and its Current Ratio is at 1.67. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.34 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.34.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, ROTH MKM on October 13, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $4.40 from $4 previously.

On June 28, 2023, National Bank Financial started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and target price of $7.50.National Bank Financial initiated its Outperform rating on June 28, 2023, with a $7.50 target price.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jun 25 ’24 when Clary Michael L. sold 30,634 shares for $4.91 per share. The transaction valued at 150,260 led to the insider holds 351,972 shares of the business.

Brown Robert Denis sold 24,792 shares of HL for $121,605 on Jun 25 ’24. The VP – Corp. Develop & Sustain. now owns 607,649 shares after completing the transaction at $4.91 per share. On Jun 25 ’24, another insider, Sienko David C, who serves as the VP – General Counsel of the company, sold 14,559 shares for $4.91 each. As a result, the insider received 71,412 and left with 996,123 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, HL now has a Market Capitalization of 3300548096 and an Enterprise Value of 3855291136. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.65 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.66. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 5.428 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.933.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, HL has reached a high of $6.29, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $3.33. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -0.79%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 15.30%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, HL traded about 9.39M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, HL traded about 6976180 shares per day. A total of 599.08M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 584.91M. Insiders hold about 6.61% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 60.96% stake in the company. Shares short for HL as of 1718323200 were 20995937 with a Short Ratio of 2.24, compared to 1715731200 on 18822474. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 20995937 and a Short% of Float of 3.39.

Dividends & Splits

HL’s forward annual dividend rate is 0.02, up from 0.025 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0047892723The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 0.48.

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