Analyst Ratings for Hexcel Corp. (HXL)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HXL last month.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for HXL by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 65, implying potential capital gains of 26.85 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital losses of -2.42 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.19 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.37 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HXL to grow at a rate of -3.4 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HXL is -5.52.

In the last 52-weeks, HXL has achieved a high of 55.91 and a low of 41.03. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.88 percent, and 8.35 percent below the high. HXL has a P/E ratio of 18.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HXL value stock report compares HXL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.69 billion. HXL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.