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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) shares traded on -2.87% down secure line and closed at $4.73. The stock exchanged hands 2.85 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 5.52 Million shares. It has a market cap of $1.88 Billion.

Wall Street analysts are predicting that Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) will report earnings per share of $0.02 in their quarterly report. For the current quarter Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has high EPS estimates of $0.05 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.02. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.07 EPS. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 7 analysts.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) reported $-0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $-0.05 with surprise factor of -500%.

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has average revenue estimates of $148.35 Million, compared to low analyst estimates of $140.61 Million and high estimates of $155.1 Million for the current quarter. A total number of 5 analysts provided estimations over revenues. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $614.79 Million compared to low analyst estimates of $555.06 Million and high estimates of $711.6 Million according to the prediction of 9 analysts.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 10 analysts Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)’s price will reach at $6.17 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $5 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $8.5.

On the other hand Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 37.46 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.19. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.

Consequently Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.72%, 3.31% respectively.