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Basic Trading and Ownership Data for Hecla Mining Company (HL)

Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: "Hecla Mining Co". Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 0.03 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which owns 33,337,576 shares of the stock are valued at $153.69 million.

Additionally on 11/10/16 BMO Capital "Downgrades" Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) to Underperform setting price target at $6.5 and on 10/25/16 Canaccord Genuity "Initiates Coverage On" the stock to Hold.

In other news, Director George R. Nethercutt, Jr. sold 62,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in Hecla Mining by 41.3% in the second quarter. Van Eck Associates Corp owns 38.11 million shares or 1.06% of their USA portfolio. Moreover, Global X Management Co Llc has 0.53% invested in the company for 3.30 million shares. LLC raised its position in Hecla Mining by 23.0% in the second quarter. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $3.79 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.11, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.49, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 8.52. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hecla Mining by 27.8% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 20,159 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 4,384 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Hecla Mining by 4.7% in the second quarter. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which now holds $148.13 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 8.61% of its market capitalization. Hecla Mining has a 1 year low of $4.43 and a 1 year high of $7.64. 11,593,244 shares of the stock were exchanged.

Institutional investors now hold around $1.1 billion or 68.1% in HL stock. Hecla Mining Company (HL) is intriguing when broken down to its core data. The basic materials company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Hecla Mining had a return on equity of 1.89% and a net margin of 4.21%. The business had revenue of $140.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.32 million. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted ($0.05) EPS. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 21.5% compared to the same quarter previous year. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be given a $0.0025 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 17th. This represents a $0.01 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.22%. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Hecla Mining Co in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be accessed at gam-holding-ag-purchases-65000-shares-of-hecla-mining-co-hl/1222865/.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HL.

Hecla Mining Company (HL) stock was most active stock of Wall Street Market on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hecla Mining from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a "buy" rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Hecla Mining Company, 6 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 7 recommend "Hold". Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a "hold" rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Hecla Mining in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Hecla Mining Company (HL) maintained activity of 4.04 million shares that trade hands on average basis while its relative volume is 3.16. If we consider a median price to earnings ratio on the stock, that corresponds with a stock price of 30.07. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 295,502 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,855,752.56.



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