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Value trends are improving: U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) Stock

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Evercore ISI raised the price target for the U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) stock from “an In-line” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on January 04, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on December 15, 2020 by Citigroup that upgraded the stock from a Sell to a Neutral with a price target of $7 for SLCA stock. The research report from Evercore ISI has upgraded the stock from Underperform to In-line, with a price target set at $3.

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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts

Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.27 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.28, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.01, which implies that the company surprised the market by 3.60%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Jun 2021) is -$0.15. This is an average of 3 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.12 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.17. According to 2 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $252.45M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $272M and a low estimate of $232.9M.

The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture

The share price of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) dipped -22.60% to close Friday’s market session at $10.65, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $10.415 and $13.30 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3758655 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 1.11 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -3.53% within the last five trades and -13.34% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 316.02% in the last 6 months and 30.84% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. SLCA stock is trading at a margin of -10.44%, -14.20% and 53.47% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.

As of the close of trading, SLCA deals in the Energy domain. The stock is trading -30.75 percent below its 52-week high and 519.19 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 194.37. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.

What Does U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?

With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -58.90 percent and the profit margin is -48.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 34.00 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.

The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $1.02 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.21 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.28, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.

Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?

Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 2.60 percent of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 75.60 percent are held by financial institutions. USSERY JAMES DEREK, the President Oil and Gas at U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) has sold 14,160 shares of firm on Dec 23 at a price of $7.36 against the total amount of $0.1 million. In another inside trade, Blanchard John Paul, President Performance Material of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) sold 7,450 shares of the firm on Dec 11 for a total worth of $49006.0 at a price of $6.58. An inside trade which took place on Dec 10, EVP & Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. WINKLER MICHAEL L sold 6,000 shares of firm against total price of $39300.0 at the cost of $6.55 per share.

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