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

In other Hexcel news, Treasurer Michael J. Macintyre sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.28, for a total value of $57,420.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) traded up 0.07% on Wednesday, hitting $41.12. 158,070 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Hexcel has a 52 week low of $35.76 and a 52 week high of $46.46. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.9 and a 200-day moving average of $41.36. The company has a market cap of $3.961 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.08.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) last released its earnings data on Monday, July 21st. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.48 earnings per share. Hexcel’s revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Hexcel will post $2.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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, July 23rd. 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, July 23rd. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $52.00.

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

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