Media coverage about Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hecla Mining earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7023909871208 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) opened at $3.54 on Thursday. Hecla Mining has a one year low of $3.54 and a one year high of $6.78. The company has a quick ratio of 2.15, a current ratio of 2.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,468.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 52.57, a PEG ratio of 68.15 and a beta of 0.20.

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $140.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.32 million. Hecla Mining had a return on equity of 1.89% and a net margin of 4.21%. The company’s revenue was down 21.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Hecla Mining will post 0.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 21st were issued a $0.0025 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.01 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.28%. Hecla Mining’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.67%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on HL shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Hecla Mining in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised Hecla Mining from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $8.50 price objective on shares of Hecla Mining in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of Hecla Mining in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Hecla Mining from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.75.

In related news, Director George R. Nethercutt, Jr. sold 62,500 shares of Hecla Mining stock in a transaction on Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.24, for a total value of $327,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Hecla Mining

Hecla Mining Company is engaged in discovering, acquiring, developing and producing silver, gold, lead and zinc. The Company and its subsidiaries provide precious and base metals to the United States and around the world. It produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it markets to custom smelters and brokers, and unrefined bullion bars (dore) containing gold and silver.

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