Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 7/31/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/26/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $58.00.
  • 7/26/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “HEXCEL CORP. is an international developer and manufacturer of lightweight, high-performance composite materials, parts and structures for use in the commercial aerospace, space and defense, recreation and general industrial markets. “
  • 7/25/2017 – Hexcel Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $52.00.
  • 7/24/2017 – Hexcel Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Hexcel Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Investors are apt to react negatively to HXL’s Q2 miss, eroding A350 content, and.””
  • 7/16/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/11/2017 – Hexcel Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/7/2017 – Hexcel Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/6/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/26/2017 – Hexcel Corporation was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “HEXCEL CORP. is an international developer and manufacturer of lightweight, high-performance composite materials, parts and structures for use in the commercial aerospace, space and defense, recreation and general industrial markets. “

Shares of Hexcel Corporation (HXL) traded up 0.21% during trading on Monday, reaching $52.86. 94,700 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $52.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $52.41. Hexcel Corporation has a one year low of $41.03 and a one year high of $55.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.36 and a beta of 1.04.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The aerospace company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.02. Hexcel Corporation had a net margin of 12.99% and a return on equity of 18.69%. The business had revenue of $491.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $518.29 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.70 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Hexcel Corporation will post $2.68 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.95%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 1st. This is a boost from Hexcel Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Hexcel Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 18.32%.

Hexcel Corporation is a composites company. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets lightweight, structural materials, including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered honeycomb and structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space and Defense and Industrial markets.

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