Silver dropped about 5% this week, which was its biggest drop since February. Two silver stocks that are hot right now are: Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK). Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is down -16.00% over the past three months. It traded under average volume in last session. It rose +8.42% by close. Shares fell 38.11%, approximately, over the last six months. Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK) was up in its last trading session from its past 52-week high of $5.69. The stock was trading at above-average volume, at 1.987 million shares, giving it a price gain of +10.53%.
NovaGold Resources Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NG) was up +0.21 points at recent close, at a price of $3.76. That was up +5.92% from the last close, with a SMA 20 of +10.60%. The ROE over the past 12 months was -9.60%, realized due to the financial situation. EPS per share reached -$0.12. IAMGOLD Corp (USA) (NYSE:IAG) increased its share price by its last close; the previous high over the past 52 weeks was $4.02. The stock traded under its average volume; it traded at 4.765 million share. The price gain was +8.92%. Share price decreased -15.35% over the past three months.
These three companies currently have dividends over 10%: Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO), Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) and American Capital Agency Corp. (NASD:AGNC). Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) has an EPS of 1.29. The payout ratio is 80.60%, with its volume being 1,575,903. Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) has a dividend of 11.24%, with a 1.27B market cap. It closed recently at 14.23. The net profit margin is 3.60%. As for gross margin, it is 30.00%. American Capital Agency Corp. (NASD:AGNC) has a 21.17 target price, with its volume for trading being 1,776,292. The price is 19.36. The SMA 50 is -8.62%.
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) and Bill Barrett Corporation (NSYE:BBG) are oil stocks to keep eyes on lately. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) closed at last trading session at $24.29, which was up +1.26 points or +5.47% from its previous close. It was at a distance of +9.59% from its SMA 20. An ROE of -0.30% was realized due to the financial situation over the past 12 fiscal months.
For the oil stock Bill Barrett Corporation (NSYE:BBG), it was up +9.54% as of its last close. Its high previously, over the past 52 weeks, was $24.59. It trades presently at -20.76% under its SMA 50 and is beneath its SMA 200 by -45.15%.
Over the last trading session, the Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:KGC) stock rose from its previous 52-week high, when it was at $3.99. The stock was trading at above-average volume, at 9.762 million shares. That amount was a price gain of +6.98%. Its share price decreased -22.03%, where it has been for the last three months. As of its last close, it was at -7.78% under its 50-day moving average. The Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:KGC) stock was also -27.28% under its 200-day moving average. Regarding the core PCE price index, it is up 1.2% over the past 12 months through July. This rise is the smallest one since 2011.
FMC Technologies, Inc (NYSE:FTI) is an oil stock that closed in the last trading session at $37.29. It climbed +1.78 pints from the previous close or +5.48%. That was +6.70% from its SMA 20. Over the past 12 months, its ROE was 23.40% realized due to the financial situation. EPS was at $2.53. For the next five years, the earning projections are up 5.78%. For the stock Forum Energy Technologies, Inc (NYSE:FET), it rose +6.25% at its last close. The previous high over its last 52 weeks was $34.39 and it was down -55.76% over that same 52 weeks, with trading volume at 1.482 million shares. Forum Energy Technologies, Inc (NYSE:FET) trades -12.44% under its 50-day moving average and -24.31% under its 200-day moving average.