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Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $48.56.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hexcel in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $52.00. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded shares of Hexcel from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $52.00.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) opened at 38.62 on Wednesday. Hexcel has a 1-year low of $35.02 and a 1-year high of $46.46. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $40.84 and a 200-day moving average of $42.2. The company has a market cap of $3.720 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.66.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 21st. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.55. The company had revenue of $470.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $465.54 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Hexcel will post $2.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) is a composites company.

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