Hi-Crush Inc. (NYSE:HCR) has received an average broker rating score of 3.25 (Hold) from the twelve brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a strong sell rating, one has given a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Hi-Crush’s rating score has improved by 5% from three months ago as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price target of $3.97 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post ($0.04) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Hi-Crush an industry rank of 177 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hi-Crush from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Hi-Crush from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday.

In other news, COO Michael A. Oehlert purchased 56,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $1.77 per share, for a total transaction of $99,120.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Laura C. Fulton purchased 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.62 per share, for a total transaction of $40,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 181,000 shares of company stock worth $302,620. Corporate insiders own 34.80% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Hi-Crush stock traded up $0.01 on Friday, hitting $2.41. 5,368 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,116,088. The firm has a market cap of $259.85 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.21. Hi-Crush has a one year low of $1.55 and a one year high of $16.65.

Hi-Crush (NYSE:HCR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $159.91 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $178.20 million. Hi-Crush had a return on equity of 10.24% and a net margin of 9.99%. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Hi-Crush will post -0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hi-Crush Company Profile

Hi-Crush Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides proppant and logistics solutions to the petroleum industry in North America. The company offers raw frac sand used in hydraulic fracturing process for oil and natural gas wells. It owns and operates multiple frac sand mining facilities, which include a 971-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Wyeville, Wisconsin; a 1,187-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin; a 1,285-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Blair, Wisconsin; and a 1,626-acre facility with integrated rail infrastructure located in Independence, Wisconsin and Whitehall, Wisconsin.

Featured Story: How to interpret the current ratio

Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Hi-Crush (HCR)

For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Receive News & Ratings for Hi-Crush Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Hi-Crush and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.