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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL)?

The company in question is, Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) currently with a stock price of 5.19 (-1.33% today). The market cap for Hecla Mining Co. is 2052.4, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Silver industry. The target price for Hecla Mining Co. is 6.46. Currently Hecla Mining Co. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 16.81. Average volume for Hecla Mining Co. is 11247.28 and so far today it is 3174715.

Performance in the last year for Hecla Mining Co. has been 107.06%. For EPS growth, Hecla Mining Co. has seen a growth of -584.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 62.18%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -30.50% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Hecla Mining Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -23.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 261.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is -13.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 23.82%.

Since the IPO date for Hecla Mining Co. on the 2/14/1985, Hecla Mining Co. has seen performance year to date to be 178.95%. With Hecla Mining Co. trading at 5.19, the dividend yield is 0.19%, and the EPS is -0.13.

So could Hecla Mining Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 3.93 and the P/B is at 1.47. The P/cash is 12.93, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Hecla Mining Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.4, and the quick ratio is 2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.37, and total debt/equity at 0.37.

In terms of margins, Hecla Mining Co. has a gross margin of 18.80%, an operating margin of 6.50% and a profit margin of -9.50%.Payout ratio for Hecla Mining Co. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -2.20% with return on investment coming to -4.90%.

Insider ownership for Hecla Mining Co., is at 1.10% and institutional ownership comes to 64.50%. Outstanding shares are at 390.19. While shares float is 389.34. The float short is currently 7.41%, and short ratio is 2.57.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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