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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HXL. The highest price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 26.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, implying a possible loss of -2.42 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HXL has a PEG ratio of -5.52.

In the last 52-weeks, HXL has achieved a high of 55.91 and a low of 41.03. Today's price is 24.88 percent above the 52-week 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.