Zacks Investment Research Upgrades US Silica Holdings, Inc. (SLCA) to "Buy"

The brokerage presently has a "buy" rating on the mining company's stock. Ninepoint Partners LP acquired a new position in U.S. Silica in the third quarter valued at approximately $18,642,000.

In other news, Director Charles W. Shaver purchased 3,300 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th.

U.S. Silica (SLCA) opened at $38.25 on Thursday. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total transaction of $358,260.00. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 7,172 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $255,000 after buying an additional 843 shares during the period. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. The Ejf Capital Llc holds 500,000 shares with $12.48M value, down from 577,989 last quarter. About 1.08M shares traded. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 25,106 shares of the company's stock, valued at $782,302.96. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc sold 179,036 shares as Us Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA)'s stock declined 29.01%. Finally, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC purchased a new position in U.S. Silica in the third quarter valued at approximately $16,279,000. The hedge fund run by Vince Maddi held 312,919 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.72 million, up from 81,244 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Everence Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in U.S. Silica by 20.5% in the 2nd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 916,732 shares of the mining company's stock valued at $28,483,000 after acquiring an additional 481,067 shares in the last quarter. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 7,900 shares of company stock valued at $256,063 in the last three months. Current price level places the company's stock about -36.61% from the 52-week high and 18.61% away from the 52-week low. 1,307,119 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,260,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 3.67 and a quick ratio of 3.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,090.00, a P/E ratio of 47.50 and a beta of 2.33. RBC Capital Markets maintained U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.

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U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The mining company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.02.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. The business had revenue of $345.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $328.91 million. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLCA in report on Wednesday, November 8 with "Buy" rating. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of U.S. Silica Holdings in a research report on Thursday, December 1st. Sir Capital Management Lp bought 231,675 shares as the company's stock declined 29.01% while stock markets rallied. They expect $0.56 EPS, up 722.22% or $0.65 from last year's $-0.09 per share. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.063 dividend.

U.S. Silica announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Monday, November 6th that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 million in shares. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.66%. Us Silica Holdings Inc now has $3.09B valuation. (NYSE:SLCA) shares ended at $38.25 with 2.11 mln shares exchanging hands. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $48.60. BidaskClub upgraded U.S. Silica from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Saturday, September 23rd. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.66% EPS growth.

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Among 6 analysts covering Cameco (NYSE:CCJ), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. U.S. Silica had 84 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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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. The firm operates through two divisions, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. In the Oil & Gas Proppants segment, it serves the oil and gas recovery market providing fracturing sand, or frac sand, which is pumped down oil and natural gas wells to prop open rock fissures and manage the flow rate of natural gas and oil from the wells.

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