Stillwater Mining Co. (NYSE:SWC) fell 3.3% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $13.82 and last traded at $13.87, with a volume of 653,930 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.35.

Several research firms recently weighed in on SWC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stillwater Mining from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $16.00 price target (up from $11.00) on shares of Stillwater Mining in a report on Monday, August 1st. FBR & Co upped their price target on Stillwater Mining from $17.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Stillwater Mining in a report on Thursday, June 9th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on Stillwater Mining from $11.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.39.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.92 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.93. The stock’s market cap is $1.68 billion.

Stillwater Mining (NYSE:SWC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The mining company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.02. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.23) earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $165.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.35 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Stillwater Mining Co. will post ($0.01) EPS for the current year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. RS Investment Management Co. LLC increased its position in Stillwater Mining by 63,303.1% in the fourth quarter. RS Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 805,220 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $6,901,000 after buying an additional 803,950 shares in the last quarter. Piermont Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Stillwater Mining during the fourth quarter worth $1,209,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position 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 worth $2,714,000 after buying an additional 25,500 shares in the last quarter.

Stillwater Mining Company is engaged in the development, extraction, processing, smelting and refining of palladium, platinum and associated metals, such as platinum group metals (PGM) 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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