Hecla Mining Co. (HL) Drops 7.54% on February 16

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Hecla Mining Co. (HL) was one of the Russell 2000's biggest losers for Tuesday February 16 as the stock slid 7.54% to $2.15, a loss of $-0.175 per share. Starting at an opening price of $2.22 a share, the stock traded between $2.10 and $2.32 over the course of the trading day. Volume was 7.23 million shares over 13,775 trades, against an average daily volume of 6.36 million shares and a total float of 378.11 million.

The losses send Hecla Mining Co. down to a market cap of $811.05 million. In the last year, Hecla Mining Co. has traded between $3.50 and $1.45, and its 50-day SMA is currently $1.90 and 200-day SMA is $2.27.

Hecla Mining Co through its subsidiaries produces lead, zinc and bulk concentrates, which it sells to custom smelters, and unrefined bullion bars containing gold and silver, which are further refined before sale to precious metals traders.

Hecla Mining Co. is based out of Coeur d'Alene, ID and has some 1,354 employees. Its CEO is .

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The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

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