Analysts’ Top Materials Picks: Hecla Mining Company (HL), Avantor (AVTR)

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on Hecla Mining Company (HLResearch Report) and Avantor (AVTRResearch Report) with neutral ratings, indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

Hecla Mining Company (HL)

BMO Capital analyst Ryan Thompson maintained a Hold rating on Hecla Mining Company today and set a price target of $4.75. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $4.08, close to its 52-week low of $3.44.

According to, Thompson is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.1% and a 32.8% success rate. Thompson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as First Majestic Silver, Fortuna Silver Mines, and Torex Gold Resources.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Hecla Mining Company is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $5.60.

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Avantor (AVTR)

In a report released today, Steve Willoughby from Cleveland Research downgraded Avantor to Hold. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $25.79, close to its 52-week low of $24.32.

Willoughby has an average return of 89.0% when recommending Avantor.

According to, Willoughby is ranked #1166 out of 7979 analysts.

Avantor has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $35.70.

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