Hochschild Mining Plc (LON:HOC) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 213 ($2.78).
HOC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays increased their price target on Hochschild Mining from GBX 170 ($2.22) to GBX 185 ($2.42) and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. Numis Securities lowered their price target on Hochschild Mining from GBX 190 ($2.48) to GBX 180 ($2.35) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 200 ($2.61) price objective (up previously from GBX 175 ($2.29)) on shares of Hochschild Mining in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their price objective on shares of Hochschild Mining from GBX 160 ($2.09) to GBX 150 ($1.96) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Hochschild Mining from GBX 245 ($3.20) to GBX 250 ($3.27) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 8th.
HOC stock traded down GBX 0.60 ($0.01) during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 179.10 ($2.34). 483,619 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,380,000. Hochschild Mining has a twelve month low of GBX 146.65 ($1.92) and a twelve month high of GBX 211.60 ($2.76). The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.88. The company has a market cap of $914.40 million and a PE ratio of 71.64.
About Hochschild Mining
Hochschild Mining plc, a precious metals company, explores for, mines, processes, and sells silver and gold in the Americas. The company also offers doré and concentrates. It holds a 100% interests in the Inmaculada gold/silver underground operation and Pallancata silver/gold property, which are located in the Department of Ayacucho in southern Peru; and Arcata, an underground operation located in the Department of Arequipa in southern Peru, as well as a 51% interest in the San Jose silver/gold mine is located in Argentina.
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