Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE:SWC)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $13.21 and last traded at $13.09, with a volume of 1,237,337 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.73.

Several equities analysts recently commented on SWC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Stillwater Mining from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday. Bank of America Corp. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Stillwater Mining in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Stillwater Mining from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.11.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.76 and a 200 day moving average of $9.46. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.58 billion.

Stillwater Mining (NYSE:SWC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 6th. The mining company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $133.64 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $148.84 million. Stillwater Mining’s revenue for the quarter was down 33.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.17 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Stillwater Mining Co. will post ($0.03) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Stillwater Mining by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 193,644 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,660,000 after buying an additional 10,685 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Stillwater Mining by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 223,624 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,916,000 after buying an additional 3,492 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in Stillwater Mining by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 261,526 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $2,241,000 after buying an additional 24,888 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Stillwater Mining by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 316,700 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $2,714,000 after buying an additional 25,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in Stillwater Mining by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 812,670 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $6,964,000 after buying an additional 35,885 shares during the last quarter.

Stillwater Mining Company is engaged in the development, extraction, processing, smelting and refining of palladium, platinum and associated metals (platinum group metals or PGMs) produced by mining a geological formation in south-central Montana, the J-M Reef and recycling spent catalytic converters and other industrial sources.

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