Market Analysts see Hexcel Corporation [HXL] gaining to $42. Time to buy?

Hexcel Corporation [NYSE: HXL] traded at a high on 09/16/20, posting a 4.24 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $40.33. The company report on July 27, 2020 that Hexcel Reports 2020 Second Quarter Results.

See Table C for reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP operating income, net income, earnings per share and operating cash flow to free cash flow. Free cash flow is cash from operations less capital expenditures.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL):.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 1176278 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Hexcel Corporation stands at 4.93% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.14%.

The market cap for HXL stock reached $3.26 billion, with 83.70 million shares outstanding and 82.84 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.08M shares, HXL reached a trading volume of 1176278 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Hexcel Corporation [HXL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HXL shares is $42.18 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HXL stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Hexcel Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on August 04, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Loop Capital dropped their target price from $33 to $22. The new note on the price target was released on July 30, 2020, representing the official price target for Hexcel Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $55, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Overweight rating on HXL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Hexcel Corporation is set at 1.79, with the Price to Sales ratio for HXL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.58. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for HXL in the course of the last twelve months was 14.85 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.40.

How has HXL stock performed recently?

Hexcel Corporation [HXL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.69. With this latest performance, HXL shares dropped by -1.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 28.77% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -51.66% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HXL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.47, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.24 for Hexcel Corporation [HXL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.18, while it was recorded at 38.95 for the last single week of trading, and 50.43 for the last 200 days.

Hexcel Corporation [HXL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hexcel Corporation [HXL] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.40 and a Gross Margin at +27.50. Hexcel Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.96.

Return on Total Capital for HXL is now 17.80, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.64. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 22.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Hexcel Corporation [HXL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 77.91. Additionally, HXL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 43.79, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 36.01. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 76.36, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 42.92.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Hexcel Corporation [HXL] managed to generate an average of $43,944 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.00 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.79.Hexcel Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.40 and a Current Ratio set at 3.90.

Earnings analysis for Hexcel Corporation [HXL]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Hexcel Corporation posted 0.9/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 2.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HXL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Hexcel Corporation go to -10.40%.

Insider trade positions for Hexcel Corporation [HXL]

There are presently around $3,444 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HXL stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 8,415,716, which is approximately 69.646% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 7,621,934 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $307.39 million in HXL stocks shares; and ATLANTA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CO L L C, currently with $259.77 million in HXL stock with ownership of nearly 66.173% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Hexcel Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 201 institutional holders increased their position in Hexcel Corporation [NYSE:HXL] by around 24,548,751 shares. Additionally, 216 investors decreased positions by around 19,962,014 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 40,896,823 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 85,407,588 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HXL stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,113,574 shares, while 101 institutional investors sold positions of 12,333,051 shares during the same period.

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