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 analyst gave a price target of 65, implying potential capital gains of 26.85 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, which equates to a potential downside of -2.42 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.19 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.37 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, while 2 analysts decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HXL is -5.52.

HXL has traded between a high of 55.91 and a low of 41.03 over the past year. 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 market cap of HXL is $4.69 billion. HXL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.