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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Hexcel Corporation (HXL) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $58.85. The Hexcel Corporation has recorded 8,959 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Hexcel Declares Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

Hexcel Corporation is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Industrials sector and is a part of the Aerospace & Defense industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $58.85 and fluctuated between $59.08 as its day high and $57.96 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hexcel Corporation is $4.94B. A total of 0.29 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 540.28K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, HXL has seen 2 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,794 and the disposition of 7,257 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 26 BUYs and 21 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 33,050 shares during that period but sold 18,033.

In the most recent transaction, Lehman Gail E sold 1,500 shares of HXL for 58.51 per share on Dec 07. After the transaction, the insider now owns 6,264 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 02, Fitzsimons Gina sold 1,257 shares at 61.64 per share. HXL shares that insider owns now total 1,538.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Merlot Thierry disposed of 4,500 shares on Dec 01 at a per-share price of $60.30. This resulted in the insider holding 37,011 shares of HXL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Merlot Thierry sold 2,500 shares at $60.83 per share on Aug 24. Company shares held by the insider now total 34,011.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Hexcel Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.40, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.68%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 46.08. HXL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/3/2022 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/14/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/12/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/4/2022. The HXL stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HXL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $62.00 with high estimates of $86.00 and low estimates of $45.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HXL has a high of $65.82 and a low of $47.38.

As of this writing, HXL has an earnings estimate of $0.33 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.46 per share and a lower estimate of $0.26. The company reported an EPS of $0.33 in the last quarter, which was 10.00% higher than expectations of $0.3.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HXL is Underweight with a score of 3.30. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 12 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 2 thought it should be Sold.

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