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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) May Be Attracting Institutional Investments

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 Corp. (HXL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.08, or -1.73%, to $61.45. The Hexcel Corp. has recorded 12,638 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 Corp. 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 $62.53 and fluctuated between $62.56 as its day high and $61.51 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hexcel Corp. is $5.26B. A total of 0.6 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 556.74K 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 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 24 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 27,781 shares during that period but sold 82,500.

In the most recent transaction, Lehman Gail E sold 1,571 shares of HXL for 70.15 per share on Jul 27. After the transaction, the insider now owns 6,942 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 23, Merlot Thierry sold 1,000 shares at 72.66 per share. HXL shares that the insider owns now total 37,010.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Minus Marilyn disposed of 700 shares on Feb 22 at a per-share price of $71.31. This resulted in the Director holding 3,672 shares of HXL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Merlot Thierry sold 565 shares at $70.91 per share on Feb 22. 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 Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.49, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.79%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.22. HXL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/2/2023 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/11/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/3/2023. The HXL stock dividend was $0.1250 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 $71.50 with high estimates of $89.00 and low estimates of $57.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HXL has a high of $79.08 and a low of $53.73.

As of this writing, HXL has an earnings estimate of $0.43 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.5 per share and a lower estimate of $0.38. The company reported an EPS of $0.5 in the last quarter, which was 31.60% higher than expectations of $0.38.

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. HXL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $127.70M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $823.30M in debt and $247.60M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $19.58, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.49B.

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, 0 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 Buy with a score of 3.31.

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