The US Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) Upgraded to Hold by BidaskClub

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Agosto 13, 2017

Everence Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $241,000.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on SLCA.

Among 19 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC downgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $56.00 to $45.00 in a research note on Friday, April 21st. U.S. Silica Holdings has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $52.01. They set an "outperform" rating and a $48.00 price objective on the stock. (The) lifted their price objective on shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from $63.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $52.01.

Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. Similarly, the company's SVP & CHRO Murry David D. on 2017-02-01 Sell 5971 shares of the company at a price of $60. The stock's 50 day moving average is $30.78 and its 200-day moving average is $41.93. U.S. Silica Holdings has a 52-week low of $24.99 and a 52-week high of $61.49. The firm has a market cap of $2.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 145.37 and a beta of 2.33. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) has risen 57.03% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. The mining company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.01.

14 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $323.55 Million for the current quarter. Oppenheimer maintained U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) on Thursday, October 1 with "Perform" rating. The company's revenue was up 148.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter previous year, the business earned ($0.17) EPS.

06/06/2017 - U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. was downgraded to "peerperform" by analysts at Wolfe Research.

Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be accessed at https://theolympiareport.com/2017/08/12/first-heartland-consultants-inc-buys-shares-of-6000-u-s-silica-holdings-inc-nyseslca-updated.html. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.063 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th.

Now we will discuss the financial strength of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. U.S. Silica had 65 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The average revenue per share growth rate of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. during the past 12 months was 15.2 percent. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,191,404 shares of the mining company's stock worth $255,223,000 after buying an additional 114,029 shares during the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings by 150.3% in the first quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 11,980 shares of the mining company's stock worth $575,000 after buying an additional 43 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at about $26,283,000. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 1,908,200 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $98,324,000 after buying an additional 164,739 shares in the last quarter.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.is a domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral that is an input into a range of end markets. The Firm operates in two divisions: Oil & Gas Proppants, and Industrial & Specialty Products. In the Oil & Gas Proppants segment, it serves the oil and gas recovery market providing fracturing sand, or frac sand, which is pumped down oil and natural gas wells to prop open rock fissures and manage the flow rate of natural gas and oil from the wells.

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