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U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 10th, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.125 per share on Tuesday, April 1st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.87%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SLCA shares. Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. upgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. On a related note, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a $25.50 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, February 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.44.

U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA) traded up 3.37% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $27.61. The stock had a trading volume of 243,978 shares. U.S. Silica Holdings has a one year low of $17.05 and a one year high of $37.14. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $30.95 and its 200-day moving average is $29.12. The company has a market cap of $1.474 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.69.

U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 31st. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.12. On average, analysts predict that U.S. Silica Holdings will post $1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

US Silica Holdings, Inc is a domestic producer of commercial silica, a specialized mineral. The Company operates in two segments: Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products.

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