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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HXL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying potential capital gains of 26.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, implying potential capital losses of -2.42 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HXL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.4 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HXL has a PEG ratio of -5.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HXL hit 55.91 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 41.03. Currently the stock is 24.88 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.