Is Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

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. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Hexcel Declares Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

Hexcel Corp. is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Aerospace & Defense industry. The current market capitalization of Hexcel Corp. is $6.15B. A total of 0.99 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.68 shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. 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 7 BUYs and 6 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 8,702 shares during that period but sold 4,666.

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.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Hexcel Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.58 (0.80%), resulting in a dividend yield of 0.53 (0.72%), and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 59.14. HXL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/8/2024 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/16/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/2/2023. The HXL stock dividend was $0.1250 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HXL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $77.18 with high estimates of $99.00 and low estimates of $68.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HXL has a high of $79.08 and a low of $58.81.

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 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.6 per share and a lower estimate of $0.3. The company reported an EPS of $0.38 in the last quarter, which was -11.60% lower than expectations of $0.43.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future 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 $20.41, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.49B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in 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 3.61.

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