Harbour Capital Advisors LLC Increases Stake in US Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA)

A number of research firms recently issued reports on SLCA. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of U.S. Silica Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 6th.

The average 1-year price target for SLM Corporation (SLM) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $14.4/share. Welch Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on U.S. Silica Holdings from $58.00 to $52.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Simmons raised their target price on U.S. Silica Holdings from $63.50 to $64.50 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. They set an outperform rating and a $48.00 target price for the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $52.01.

Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA) traded up 1.73% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $25.91. 1,505,022 shares of the company were exchanged.

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Now we will discuss the financial strength of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. The company has a market cap of $2.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 145.37 and a beta of 2.33. Comparatively, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. posted earnings of $0.14 per share in the same quarter a year ago. The institutional investor held 1.90 million shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $107.69 million, down from 2.60 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company had revenue of $290.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $316.43 million. U.S. Silica Holdings had a return on equity of 2.00% and a net margin of 1.60%. The firm's revenue was up 148.3% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.17) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that U.S. Silica Holdings will post $1.53 earnings per share for the current year. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and global trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/08/13/u-s-silica-holdings-inc-nyseslca-stock-rating-upgraded-by-bidaskclub-updated-updated-updated.html. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.063 dividend.

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The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) is a huge mover today! This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th.

During the latest trading session U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Tyers Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings by 11.0% in the first quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 4,127 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 2,152 shares in the last quarter. Somerset Trust Co now owns 6,502 shares of the mining company's stock worth $231,000 after buying an additional 43 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Van Berkom & Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of U.S. Silica Holdings by 111.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,966,345 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $94,369,000 after buying an additional 126,589 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.

12/06/2016 - U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim. 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. "Buys Huron Consulting Group Inc, US Silica ..." on July 20, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: "What's in the Cards for US Silica (SLCA) in Q2 Earnings?" published on July 27, 2017, Zacks.com published: "US Silica's (SLCA) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Sales Trail" on August 02, 2017. The Company operates in two segments: Oil & Gas Proppants, and Industrial & Specialty Products.

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