Analysts are on the Bearish side about U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) this week.

February 17, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

 Analysts are on the Bearish side about U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) this week.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) Ratings Coverage

Among 27 analysts covering U.S. Silica (NYSE:SLCA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. U.S. Silica had 86 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 18 the stock rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 6 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Johnson Rice given on Monday, November 7. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 11 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The company was maintained on Friday, December 2 by Howard Weil. As per Monday, December 21, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The stock of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 23. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, November 13. Below is a list of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) latest ratings and price target changes.

17/01/2018 Broker: R.F. Lafferty Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Initiate
17/01/2018 Broker: RF Lafferty Rating: Buy New Target: $52 Initiates Coverage On
11/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $42.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $44.0 Maintain
08/12/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Rating: Buy New Target: $59 Initiates Coverage On
07/12/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $40 Initiates Coverage On
06/12/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Initiate
20/11/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0 Maintain

The stock increased 4.26% or $1.29 during the last trading session, reaching $31.55. About 3.61M shares traded or 74.74% up from the average. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) has risen 57.03% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.33% the S&P500.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. produces and sells commercial silica in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.56 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. It has a 38.52 P/E ratio. It offers whole grain commercial silica products to be used as fracturing sand in connection with oil and natural gas recovery; and resin coated proppants, as well as sells its whole grain silica products in various size distributions, grain shapes, and chemical purity levels for manufacturing glass products.

More important recent U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “US Silica Announces Price Increases on Industrial and Specialty Products” on February 08, 2018, also Zacks.com published article titled: “US Silica Hikes Prices of Industrial and Specialty Products”, Realmoney.Thestreet.com published: “US Silica Has Turned Up, Breaking a Downtrend Line” on January 23, 2018. More interesting news about U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “YieldBoost US Silica Holdings From 0.7% To 22.1% Using Options” with publication date: January 22, 2018.

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