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.

HXL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 26.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential downside of -2.42 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.19 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.37 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HXL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.4 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HXL is -5.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HXL hit 55.91 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 41.03. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.88 percent, and below the high by 8.35 percent. HXL has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.