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U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating restated by investment analysts at Morgan Stanley in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, American Banking News.com reports. They currently have a $50.00 price objective on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.90% from the stock’s previous close.

Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA) opened at 39.40 on Tuesday. U.S. Silica Holdings has a one year low of $18.12 and a one year high of $40.27. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $36.13 and a 200-day moving average of $32.88. The company has a market cap of $2.110 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.35.

U.S. Silica Holdings (NASDAQ:SLCA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 26th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $149.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $150.79 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.36 earnings per share. Analysts expect that U.S. Silica Holdings will post $1.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SLCA has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from $36.00 to $43.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 9th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 2nd. They now have a $39.60 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of U.S. Silica Holdings from $31.00 to $33.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 27th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $39.23.

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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