Home Sectors Basic Materials Latest Movement: U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA)

Latest Movement: U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA)


U.S. Silica is in the basic materials sector and is part of the metals and mining industry. The company CEO is Bryan Adair Shinn. US Silica Inc is engaged in the mining industry. Its activities include exploration of minerals, especially silica used in making sand. The company is one of the leading suppliers of sand used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SLCA stock showed a previous change of 4.82% with an open at 9.94 and a close of 10.06. It reached an intraday high of 10.16 and a low of 9.37.

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The stock has a market cap of $739.9m with 73.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 72.5m shares. Trading volume reached 1,850,701 shares compared to its average volume of 1,608,225 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, U.S. Silica shares returned -0.14% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -26.68%. Over three months, it changed -28.70%. In one year it has changed -64.61% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.78 and its 52-week low was 9.30. SLCA stock is 8.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 14.97 and a 50 day moving average of 13.84. Currently SLCA stock is trading -32.80% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -2.64 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.13. The TTM EPS is 1.58, which comes to a TTM PE of 6.37.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/01/2019): -0.26
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/19/2019): -3.34
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/23/2018): 0.08
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/31/2018): 0.22
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/24/2018): 0.39

The dividend per share is currently 0.25, which is a dividend yield of 2.49%. Also, the payout ratio is 15.82%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 40.67, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 75.27%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 12,805,819, which was 17.41% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 7.41. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 2.42.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -22.31%, return on assets is -9.69%, profit margin is -15.75%, price-to-sales is 0.44 and price-to-book is 0.70.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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