Stillwater Mining Company Receives a Hold from RBC Capital

By Austin Angelo

RBC Capital analyst Fraser Phillips reiterated a Hold rating on Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE: SWC) on March 9 and set a price target of $17. The company’s shares opened today at $17.07, close to its 52-week high of $17.50.

According to, Phillips is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 70.7% and a 68.6% success rate. Phillips covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Teck Resources Limited, Thompson Creek Metals, and Freeport-McMoRan.

Stillwater Mining Company has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $17.50.

Stillwater Mining Company’s market cap is currently $2.08B and has a P/E ratio of 214. The company has a book value ratio of 2.2539.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 14 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock. Most recently, in August 2015, Rhonda Ihde, the Corp. Contr of SWC bought 1,200 shares for a total of $9,708.

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Stillwater Mining Co. engages in the development, extraction, processing, smelting, refining and marketing of palladium, platinum and associated metals. It operates through the following segments: Mine Production, Platinum Group Metal (PGM) Recycling, Canadian Properties, South American Properties, and All Other. The Mine Production segment engages in the development, extraction, processing and refining of PGMs. It consists of Stillwater Mine and East Boulder Mine components. The PGM Recycling segment recycles spent catalyst material to recover the platinum group metals contained in the material. The Canadian Properties segment consists of the Marathon mineral property assets. The South American Properties segment consists of the Peregrine Metals Ltd. assets. The All Other group segment primarily consists of assets, revenues, and expenses of various corporate and support functions. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Littleton, CO.