Hecla Mining Company (HL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 14, 2013

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Hecla Mining Company ( HL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.0125 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 25, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -44.44% decrease from the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of HL was $4.29, representing a -38.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $6.94 and a 15.95% increase over the 52 week low of $3.70.

HL is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). HL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.05. Zacks Investment Research reports HL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 203.03%, compared to an industry average of 8.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HL Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to HL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HL as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund ( SLVP )
  • SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XME with an increase of 10.41% over the last 100 days. SLVP has the highest percent weighting of HL at 3.38%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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