Hecla Mining (HL) Competitors

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Should you be buying Hecla Mining stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hecla Mining include U.S. Silica (SLCA), Energy Fuels (UUUU), Triple Flag Precious Metals (TFPM), Quaker Chemical (KWR), Innospec (IOSP), Hudbay Minerals (HBM), Sensient Technologies (SXT), Methanex (MEOH), Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW), and MP Materials (MP). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

Hecla Mining vs.

Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) and U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, community ranking, earnings and dividends.

Hecla Mining has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, U.S. Silica has a beta of 2.16, suggesting that its stock price is 116% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Hecla Mining had 25 more articles in the media than U.S. Silica. MarketBeat recorded 28 mentions for Hecla Mining and 3 mentions for U.S. Silica. Hecla Mining's average media sentiment score of 0.79 beat U.S. Silica's score of 0.39 indicating that Hecla Mining is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hecla Mining
9 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
U.S. Silica
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

63.0% of Hecla Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.8% of U.S. Silica shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Hecla Mining shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 3.7% of U.S. Silica shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

U.S. Silica has higher revenue and earnings than Hecla Mining. Hecla Mining is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than U.S. Silica, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hecla Mining$720.23M5.30-$84.22M-$0.15-40.67
U.S. Silica$1.55B0.78$146.93M$1.4710.56

U.S. Silica has a net margin of 8.08% compared to Hecla Mining's net margin of -12.22%. U.S. Silica's return on equity of 13.77% beat Hecla Mining's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hecla Mining-12.22% -0.28% -0.18%
U.S. Silica 8.08%13.77%5.53%

Hecla Mining presently has a consensus target price of $6.89, suggesting a potential upside of 13.00%. U.S. Silica has a consensus target price of $15.25, suggesting a potential downside of 1.74%. Given Hecla Mining's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Hecla Mining is more favorable than U.S. Silica.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hecla Mining
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
U.S. Silica
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

U.S. Silica received 413 more outperform votes than Hecla Mining when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 74.17% of users gave U.S. Silica an outperform vote while only 56.47% of users gave Hecla Mining an outperform vote.

Hecla MiningOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
U.S. SilicaOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes


U.S. Silica beats Hecla Mining on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HL vs. The Competition

MetricHecla MiningMining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$3.82B$6.22B$3.02B$18.08B
Dividend Yield0.41%1.29%5.09%3.44%
P/E Ratio-40.6715.27151.4726.21
Price / Sales5.301,174.08853,392.6310.64
Price / Cash23.8711.8724.0419.24
Price / Book1.956.644.066.00
Net Income-$84.22M$265.39M$167.88M$966.17M
7 Day Performance14.02%3.27%3.18%1.85%
1 Month Performance14.88%13.03%5.06%6.59%
1 Year Performance14.45%11.85%15.05%23.69%

Hecla Mining Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
U.S. Silica
1.9073 of 5 stars
+24.3%$1.21B$1.55B10.571,873Analyst Forecast
Energy Fuels
2.8765 of 5 stars
N/A$999.08M$37.93M-87.20147Positive News
Triple Flag Precious Metals
3.2227 of 5 stars
+21.1%$3.34B$204.02M87.32N/ANews Coverage
Positive News
Quaker Chemical
3.8963 of 5 stars
-6.4%$3.32B$1.95B28.064,400Analyst Forecast
4.7411 of 5 stars
N/A+31.1%$3.28B$1.95B22.312,400Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Hudbay Minerals
3.9045 of 5 stars
+116.7%$3.52B$1.69B50.202,708Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
High Trading Volume
Sensient Technologies
3.2402 of 5 stars
+2.1%$3.18B$1.46B34.923,956Positive News
4.0503 of 5 stars
Sibanye Stillwater
1.2623 of 5 stars
-26.0%$3.60B$6.17B0.0063,220Gap Down
MP Materials
3.7477 of 5 stars
-17.5%$3.05B$253.45M-122.79681Analyst Forecast
Insider Selling
News Coverage
High Trading Volume

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This page (NYSE:HL) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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