Did they just beat EPS? U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA)

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Earnings results for U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA)

Estimate Momentum measures change in analyst sentiment over time and may be an indicator of future price movements. The Change in Consensus chart shows the current, 1 week ago, and 1 month ago consensus earnings per share (EPS*) forecasts. For the fiscal quarter endingJun 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has increased over the past week from -0.56 to -0.55(1.79%) and increased over the past month from -0.61 to -0.55(9.84%). Of the 4 analysts making quarterly forecasts, 4raised and none lowered their forecast. For the fiscal year ending Dec 2020 , the consensus EPS* forecast has increased over the past week from -1.63 to -1.61(1.23%) and increased over the past month from -1.69 to -1.63(3.55%). Of the 2 analysts making yearly forecasts, 2raised and none lowered their forecast.

U.S. Silica last released its quarterly earnings results on May 1st, 2020. The mining company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.46) by $0.43. The business had revenue of $269.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $314.85 million. Its revenue was down 28.8% compared to the same quarter last year. U.S. Silica has generated ($0.64) earnings per share over the last year. U.S. Silica has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Friday, July 31st, 2020. U.S. Silica will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 31st at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

Analyst Opinion on U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA)

13 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for U.S. Silica in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $5.39, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 56.54%. The high price target for SLCA is $12.00 and the low price target for SLCA is $2.00. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Hold.”

U.S. Silica has received a consensus rating of Hold. The company’s average rating score is 1.85, and is based on 2 buy ratings, 7 hold ratings, and 4 sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $5.39, U.S. Silica has a potential upside of 56.5% from its current price of $3.44. U.S. Silica has only been the subject of 3 research reports in the past 90 days.

Dividend Strength: U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA)

U.S. Silica pays a meaningful dividend of 2.42%, higher than the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. U.S. Silica has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years.

Insiders buying/selling: U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA)

In the past three months, U.S. Silica insiders have bought more of their company’s stock than they have sold. Specifically, they have bought $24,400.00 in company stock and sold $0.00 in company stock. Only 1.90% of the stock of U.S. Silica is held by insiders. 85.53% of the stock of U.S. Silica is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA

Earnings for U.S. Silica are expected to grow in the coming year, from ($1.61) to ($1.27) per share. The P/E ratio of U.S. Silica is -0.66, which means that its earnings are negative and its P/E ratio cannot be compared to companies with positive earnings. The P/E ratio of U.S. Silica is -0.66, which means that its earnings are negative and its P/E ratio cannot be compared to companies with positive earnings. U.S. Silica has a P/B Ratio of 0.35. P/B Ratios below 1 indicate that a company could be undervalued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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