Hochschild Mining Plc (LON:HOC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 205 ($2.68).
HOC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Peel Hunt reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hochschild Mining in a research note on Wednesday, October 23rd. Berenberg Bank boosted their target price on shares of Hochschild Mining from GBX 180 ($2.35) to GBX 190 ($2.48) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 24th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hochschild Mining in a research note on Wednesday, October 30th. UBS Group reduced their target price on shares of Hochschild Mining from GBX 250 ($3.27) to GBX 230 ($3.01) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 24th. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hochschild Mining in a research note on Thursday, October 24th.
Shares of HOC traded down GBX 0.50 ($0.01) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 184.10 ($2.41). The company had a trading volume of 884,668 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,380,000. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 195.52 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 193.37. The stock has a market cap of $941.46 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 70.81. Hochschild Mining has a 52 week low of GBX 146.80 ($1.92) and a 52 week high of GBX 232.20 ($3.03). The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.24.
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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