Analysts Update Their Price Forecasts For U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA)

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) concluded trading on Thursday at a closing price of $12.41, with 0.47 million shares of worth about $5.84 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -12.54% during that period and on March 28, 2024 the price saw a gain of about 1.22%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 77.19M shares, out of which, 74.47M shares are available for trading.

Stock saw a price change of -3.20% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 8.48%. Year-to-date (YTD), SLCA shares are showing a performance of 9.73% which increased to 4.37% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $10.09 but also hit the highest price of $14.64 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for U.S. Silica Holdings Inc shares is 849.09K. The stock is currently trading 2.38% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 10.44% for SMA50 and it goes to 2.99% higher than SMA200.

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U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA) currently have 77.19M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 88.69% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $969.10M and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 2.23. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 6.63, while it has posted earnings per share of $1.87 in the same period. Its PEG reads 0.23 and has Quick Ratio of 2.43 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for SLCA, volatility over the week remained 2.23% while standing at 2.87% over the month.

Analysts are in expectations that U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) stock would likely to be making an EPS of $0.2 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is $0.27 and it is $1.3 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target $0.16 which is $0.25 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of $0.66 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -46.39% while it is estimated to increase by 26.13% in next year.

Digging deeper we find that several firms have released their research notes about the support levels of the stock. Most recent of them is a note released by Barclays on April 03, 2023 offering an Equal weight rating for the stock and assigned a target price of $17 to it. Coverage by Morgan Stanley stated U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA) stock as an Equal-weight in their note to investors on July 13, 2022, suggesting a price target of $15 for the stock. On June 14, 2022, Evercore ISI Upgrade their recommendations, while on May 02, 2022, Evercore ISI Downgrade their ratings for the stock with a price target of $20. Stock get an Underweight rating from Barclays on May 28, 2021.

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