Hostess Brands Company Profile (NASDAQ:TWNK)

About Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)

Hostess Brands logoHostess Brands, Inc., a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. Its principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines. The company was formerly known as Gores Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Hostess Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Hostess Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:TWNK
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.17 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 99,992,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $13.34
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.06
  • 52 Week Range: $11.00 - $17.18
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.42
  • P/E Growth: 2.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $762.74 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.53
  • Book Value: $9.39 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.24
  • EBITDA: $211.56 million
  • Return on Equity: 4.10%
  • Return on Assets: 1.72%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.78%
  • Current Ratio: 2.04%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.71%
  • Average Volume: 1.33 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.25
  • Short Ratio: 13.81

Frequently Asked Questions for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)

What is Hostess Brands' stock symbol?

Hostess Brands trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TWNK."

How were Hostess Brands' earnings last quarter?

Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $203.18 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $205.41 million. View Hostess Brands' Earnings History.

When will Hostess Brands make its next earnings announcement?

Hostess Brands is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 8th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Hostess Brands.

What guidance has Hostess Brands issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hostess Brands updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.64. The company issued revenue guidance of $781, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $781.26 million.

Where is Hostess Brands' stock going? Where will Hostess Brands' stock price be in 2017?

7 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Hostess Brands' stock. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Hostess Brands' stock price to reach $17.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Hostess Brands.

Who are some of Hostess Brands' key competitors?

How do I buy Hostess Brands stock?

Shares of Hostess Brands can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Hostess Brands' stock price today?

One share of Hostess Brands stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.67.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ TWNK)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  69 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  89 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  158
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hostess Brands and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $17.00 (45.67% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Price Target History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Analysts' Ratings History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/11/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageNeutral$15.00N/AView Rating Details
9/25/2017Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual -> Equal Weight$14.00LowView Rating Details
9/18/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$16.00HighView Rating Details
5/16/2017StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$20.00MediumView Rating Details
5/10/2017Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
2/14/2017CL KingInitiated CoverageStrong-Buy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy$15.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Earnings by Quarter for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Earnings History by Quarter for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ TWNK)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/8/2017$0.13N/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2017Q2 2017$0.19$0.18$205.41 million$203.18 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017$0.16$0.15$181.79 million$184.54 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.56
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.63
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q2 20171$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q3 20171$0.10$0.10$0.10
Q4 20171$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q1 20181$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q2 20181$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q3 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q4 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 25.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.51%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/11/2017Michael John CramerInsiderBuy5,000$13.98$69,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2017William Douglas TolerCEOBuy75,000$13.86$1,039,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Cdm Hostess Class C, LlcInsiderSell330,000$16.44$5,425,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2017Cdm Hostess Class C, LlcInsiderSell376,211$16.70$6,282,723.70View SEC Filing  
5/31/2017William Douglas TolerInsiderBuy50,000$15.85$792,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2017Cdm Hostess Class C, LlcInsiderSell600,000$15.25$9,150,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/19/2017Gores Sponsor LlcMajor ShareholderSell1,000,000$15.25$15,250,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Gores Sponsor LlcMajor ShareholderSell475,803$13.47$6,409,066.41View SEC Filing  
1/6/2017Gores Sponsor LlcMajor ShareholderSell3,165,000$12.98$41,081,700.00View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016C. Dean MetropoulosInsiderSell661,700$12.89$8,529,313.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Mark StoneDirectorSell54,465$12.55$683,535.75View SEC Filing  
12/2/2016Neil P DefeoDirectorBuy5,000$12.60$63,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
Latest Headlines for Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)
DateHeadline logoHostess Brands in retreat after CEO exit, downgrade - October 15 at 7:50 AM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Rating Lowered to Sell at UBS AG - October 14 at 10:20 AM logoWith CEO Retiring, Hostess Brands' Turnaround Won't Be A Cakewalk - October 14 at 8:53 AM logoHostess Moves Notably Lower After Announcing Retirement Of CEO - October 14 at 8:53 AM logoCEO Departure Hurts Hostess - October 14 at 8:53 AM logoHostess Brands Stock Falls as CEO Toler Announces Retirement - October 14 at 8:53 AM logoHostess shares sink after news that ‘driving force’ CEO is retiring - October 14 at 8:53 AM logoWhy Hostess Brands, 3D Systems, and PG&E Slumped Today - October 13 at 4:49 PM logoWhat's Sending Shares of Hostess Brands 10% Lower Today? - October 13 at 1:47 PM logoHostess Brands CEO steps down - October 13 at 9:35 AM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) CEO Bill Toler to Retire - October 13 at 9:35 AM logoHostess Brands, Inc. Announces Chief Executive Officer Retirement - October 13 at 9:35 AM logoHostess Brands' CEO Bill Toler to retire by March 1 - October 13 at 9:35 AM logo[$$] Hostess Latest Food Maker to Plan Leadership Change - October 13 at 9:35 AM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - October 12 at 2:48 PM logoHostess Brands, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:TWNK) : October 5, 2017 - October 6 at 11:59 AM logoHostess Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TWNK-US : October 4, 2017 - October 4 at 9:17 AM logoHostess Brands Bull Case Baked In Already At Current Price - October 3 at 2:05 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Earns Equal Weight Rating from Analysts at Morgan Stanley - September 25 at 11:10 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada - September 18 at 11:32 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - September 17 at 12:54 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Short Interest Update - August 27 at 4:04 AM logoQ3 2017 Earnings Estimate for Hostess Brands Issued By SunTrust Banks (TWNK) - August 23 at 8:10 AM logoHostess Has the Brands With the Mostest - August 18 at 8:15 AM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Insider Michael John Cramer Acquires 5,000 Shares - August 15 at 8:26 PM logoHOSTESS BRANDS (TWNK) CEO Acquires $1,039,500.00 in Stock - August 15 at 10:22 AM logoSunTrust Banks Equities Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for HOSTESS BRANDS (TWNK) - August 11 at 7:48 AM logoHOSTESS BRANDS (TWNK) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.14 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts - August 10 at 1:52 PM logoHostess Brands, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoTwinkies maker Hostess misses quarterly sales expectations - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoEdited Transcript of TWNK earnings conference call or presentation 8-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 9 at 8:40 AM logoHostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 8 at 9:06 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Announces Earnings Results - August 8 at 8:44 PM logoHostess Brands, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:TWNK) : August 4, 2017 - August 4 at 9:22 AM logoHostess Brands is Now Oversold (TWNK) - August 3 at 8:20 AM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday - August 1 at 1:10 PM logo Analysts Expect Hostess Brands (TWNK) Will Post Earnings of $0.19 Per Share - August 1 at 7:44 AM logoHostess' Sweet Comeback Runs Into Industry Slowdown - August 1 at 7:17 AM logoHostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - July 29 at 12:53 PM logoHostess Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TWNK-US : July 20, 2017 - July 20 at 9:04 AM logoHostess Brands, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 8, 2017 - July 18 at 9:24 AM logoHOSTESS BRANDS (NASDAQ:TWNK) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $205.41 Million - July 9 at 8:30 AM logoHostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.19 Per Share - July 7 at 8:20 PM logoHostess Brands, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TWNK-US : July 6, 2017 - July 6 at 2:52 PM logoHostess Brands (TWNK) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - July 4 at 1:08 PM logoHostess Brands promotes Andrew Jacobs as Chief Commercial Officer - June 18 at 9:51 AM logoHostess: Hurdle Cleared, Expect New Highs - April 17 at 8:28 AM logoApollo is mostly getting out of the Twinkies business - April 10 at 7:51 PM logoAmericans Are Obsessed With Eating Healthy—and With Twinkies - March 28 at 8:43 AM logoHostess chocolate-cake Twinkies are a bet that healthy trends include indulgence - March 15 at 11:03 PM



Hostess Brands (TWNK) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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