Is U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) a Good Investment?

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Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) for the period of 9-Day stands at 88.84% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 87.73%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Buy”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Buy”.

About Company

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a producer of industrial minerals, including sand proppants, whole grain silica, ground silica, fine ground silica, calcined kaolin clay and aplite clay. The company also operates as a research and development specialist for customized products and solutions. The industries and applications served by U.S. Silica includes oil and gas, glass, chemicals, foundry, building products, fillers and extenders, recreation, industrial filtration and treatment, and testing and analysis. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) opened the session at $35.22 and after going down -0.11% closed at $35.52. The stock gained 0.3 points in the last trade.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $35.08 and $36.55 during the previous active session. U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) traded with the volume of 2.3 Million with average volume of 2.24 Million. The stock has HIGH volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 2.29 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 1.47 and 76.93 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) is at 0.3% and the shares outstanding are 81.3 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) stands at 0.7% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 44.23 while Forward P/E shows the value of 11.28.

The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 2.72 and 2.14 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 0 and 17.34 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) stands at 3.3 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 3.7.

Return on Assets ROA of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) is at 3.1% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) stand at 5.1% and -0.9% respectively.

The payout ratio of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) stands at 30.8%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 16.69% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 19.68%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in green zone with the value of 42.02% while six month performance of the shares of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) remained bearish with the count of -13.26%.

The yearly and YTD performance of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SLCA) remained down at -23.53% and -37.33% respectively.

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