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Analyst Expects Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) To Make Big Moves

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 broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.36, or -0.49%, to $72.78. The Hexcel Corporation has recorded 17,049 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that 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 $73.14 and fluctuated between $74.61 as its day high and $73.01 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hexcel Corporation is $6.14B. A total of 0.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 585.51K 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 17 BUY and 15 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 63,316 and the disposition of 43,991 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 77,907 shares during that period but sold 53,056.

In the most recent transaction, Merlot Thierry sold 1,000 shares of HXL for 72.66 per share on Feb 23. After the transaction, the insider now owns 37,010 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 22, Minus Marilyn sold 700 shares at 71.31 per share. HXL shares that Director owns now total 3,672.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Merlot Thierry disposed of 565 shares on Feb 22 at a per-share price of $70.91. This resulted in the insider holding 38,010 shares of HXL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Merlot Thierry sold 4,192 shares at $70.11 per share on Feb 03. Company shares held by the insider now total 38,010.


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 $0.50, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.68%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 49.22. HXL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/9/2023 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/17/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/14/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/3/2022. 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 $69.15 with high estimates of $89.00 and low estimates of $51.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HXL has a high of $74.99 and a low of $47.38.

As of this writing, HXL has an earnings estimate of $0.38 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.44 per share and a lower estimate of $0.31.

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 3.10. A total of 2 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 13 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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