U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SLCA) is 37.66% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.72 and a high of $21.54 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The SLCA stock was last observed hovering at around $13.49 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.55% off its average median price target of $18.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 46.08% off the consensus price target high of $24.00 offered by 5 analysts, but current levels are 13.73% higher than the price target low of $15.00 for the same period.
Currently trading at $12.94, the stock is -7.08% and 1.02% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.39 million and changing -4.08% at the moment leaves the stock -9.83% off its SMA200. SLCA registered 28.50% gain for a year compared to 6-month loss of -24.64%.
The stock witnessed a -3.00% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -15.04%, and is -4.29% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.81% over the week and 5.15% over the month.
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) has around 1863 employees, a market worth around $1.00B and $1.40B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 38.06 and Fwd P/E is 8.43. Profit margin for the company is 2.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 48.39% and -39.93% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.70%).
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) is a “Hold”. 5 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.60, where 2 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/22/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 75.50% this year
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) Top Institutional Holders
The shares outstanding are 75.59M, and float is at 74.20M with Short Float at 8.37%.
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) Insider Activity
A total of 11 insider transactions have happened at U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 11 and purchases happening 0 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Merril Donald A, the company’s EVP & Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Merril Donald A sold 35,879 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 01 at a price of $14.44 per share for a total of $0.52 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.2 million shares.
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 06 that Russell Stacy (SVP General Counsel) sold a total of 32,230 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 06 and was made at $12.83 per share for $0.41 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 85692.0 shares of the SLCA stock.
Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 29, KACAL WILLIAM JENNINGS (Director) disposed off 50,000 shares at an average price of $15.12 for $0.76 million. The insider now directly holds 171,346 shares of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA).
U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Corning Incorporated (GLW) that is trading -13.97% down over the past 12 months and PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) that is -17.06% lower over the same period. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) is 47.20% up on the 1-year trading charts.