Impact of Brokerage Rating on U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.(SLCA)

Many U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.(SLCA) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc was Initiated by SunTrust to Buy on Jan 18, 2017. U.S. Silica Holdings Inc was Initiated by Goldman to Buy on Dec 16, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Scotia Howard Weil on Dec 2, 2016 to Sector Perform, Raises Price Target to $ 55 from a previous price target of $46 .Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Dec 2, 2016 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 59 from a previous price target of $52 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 2, 2017, David D. Murry (SVP & CHRO) sold 5,971 shares at 60.00 per share price.On Sep 30, 2016, Bradford B Casper (EVP & Chief Commercial Officer) sold 12,273 shares at 46.08 per share price.On Aug 23, 2016, Don D Weinheimer (SVP & President, O&G Proppants) sold 30,000 shares at 42.00 per share price.

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 3, 2016. The company reported $-0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $-0.17. The company had revenue of $137.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $140.17 million. The companys revenue was down -11.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.03 EPS.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) has received a short term rating of buy from experts at Zacks with a rank of 2. The stock has been rated an average of 1.69 by 13 Brokerage Firm. 9 Wall Street Firms have rated the stock as a strong buys. 1 stock experts have also suggested a buy rating. 2 Brokerage Firms have advised hold. 1 Analysts have rated it as strong sell.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) shares are expected to touch $61.1 in the short term. This short term price target has been shared by 10 analysts. However, the standard deviation of short term price estimate has been valued at 10.47. The target price could hit $72 on the higher end and $42 on the lower end.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) rose 4.02% or 2.32 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $57.66 the stock was seen hitting $60.075 as a peak level and $57.35 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $59.98. The daily volume was measured at 1,364,272 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $60.075 and the 52-week low is $13.54. The company has a market cap of $4,777 million.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a producer of industrial minerals, including sand proppants, whole grain silica, ground silica, fine ground silica, calcined kaolin clay and aplite clay. The company also operates as a research and development specialist for customized products and solutions. The industries and applications served by U.S. Silica includes oil and gas, glass, chemicals, foundry, building products, fillers and extenders, recreation, industrial filtration and treatment, and testing and analysis. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.


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