Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK) Insider Sells $394,005.60 in Stock
Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) insider Cdm Hostess Class C, Llc sold 25,752 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.30, for a total value of $394,005.60. Following the sale, the insider now owns 25,752 shares in the company, valued at $394,005.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
Cdm Hostess Class C, Llc also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Monday, December 18th, Cdm Hostess Class C, Llc sold 31,685 shares of Hostess Brands stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.30, for a total value of $484,780.50.
Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ TWNK) traded down $0.06 during trading on Thursday, hitting $14.94. The company had a trading volume of 811,063 shares, compared to its average volume of 958,967. The company has a current ratio of 2.18, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. Hostess Brands, Inc. has a one year low of $11.00 and a one year high of $17.18.
Several research firms have recently weighed in on TWNK. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Hostess Brands in a report on Friday, December 22nd. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on Hostess Brands to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut Hostess Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Hostess Brands from $14.00 to $12.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, UBS Group cut Hostess Brands from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $11.00 in a report on Friday, October 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.89.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in shares of Hostess Brands by 31.3% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 9,704,630 shares of the company’s stock worth $132,565,000 after acquiring an additional 2,316,041 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Hostess Brands by 56.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,695,119 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,791,000 after acquiring an additional 2,428,469 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Hostess Brands in the second quarter worth approximately $87,922,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Hostess Brands by 112.0% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,122,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,989,000 after acquiring an additional 1,121,008 shares during the period. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Hostess Brands in the second quarter worth approximately $27,074,000. 78.60% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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Hostess Brands Company Profile
Hostess Brands, Inc, a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. Its principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines.
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