NYSE:HXL - Hexcel Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$68.87 -0.58 (-0.84 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$69.45
Today's Range$68.86 - $69.63
52-Week Range$53.50 - $73.42
Volume335,300 shs
Average Volume493,065 shs
Market Capitalization$5.84 billion
P/E Ratio22.58
Dividend Yield0.86%
Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. It operates in two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycomb, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates that are used in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, and other industrial applications, as well as in cars, boats, and trains. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets aircraft structures and finished aircraft components, including wing to body fairings, wing panels, flight deck panels, door liners, helicopter blades, spars, and tip caps; and aircraft structural sub-components and semi-finished components used in helicopter blades, engine nacelles, and aircraft surfaces, such as flaps, wings, elevators, and fairings, as well as HexTool tooling, which are mold tools used in the manufacture of composite aircraft structures. The company sells its products directly through its sales personnel, as well as through independent distributors and manufacturer representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Russia, and Africa. Hexcel Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.19 billion
Cash Flow$4.5309 per share
Book Value$15.35 per share


Net Income$276.60 million


Market Cap$5.84 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2019 (Estimated)

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hexcel's stock symbol?

Hexcel trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HXL."

How often does Hexcel pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hexcel?

Hexcel declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 5th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Tuesday, February 12th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 4th. View Hexcel's Dividend History.

How will Hexcel's stock buyback program work?

Hexcel announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Monday, May 7th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 8.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Hexcel's earnings last quarter?

Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) released its earnings results on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The aerospace company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.02. The aerospace company earned $561 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $558.55 million. Hexcel had a return on equity of 19.19% and a net margin of 12.64%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.70 earnings per share. View Hexcel's Earnings History.

When is Hexcel's next earnings date?

Hexcel is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hexcel.

What guidance has Hexcel issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hexcel issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.38-3.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.375-2.475 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.39 billion.Hexcel also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.38-3.52 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for HXL?

12 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Hexcel's stock. Their forecasts range from $63.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Hexcel's share price to reach $71.7791 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Hexcel.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hexcel?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hexcel in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hexcel.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Hexcel stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Hexcel stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Hexcel Corp. continues to invest in major innovations to prepare for future aircraft platforms and other composite applications. Such investments will drive development and adoption of advanced material technologies, addressing Hexcel’s long-term growth objective significantly. The recent expansion observed in the global aerospace market has been instilling substantial growth opportunities for equipment manufacturers like Hexcel Corp. In particular, the company continues to grow in the commercial aerospace market, driven by increasing global demand for passenger airline travel. Notably, air traffic has expanded manifold in the past few years with emerging markets like Asia, like India and Japan. The company’s share price outperformed the industry in the past year. However, the company is subject to interest rate risk in connection with the issuance of debt." (2/15/2019)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We had anticipated the $5M incremental D&A expense, but it looks like start-up costs associated with the new PAN line in France have been a slightly greater headwind than we had anticipated. We continue to like HXL for the long-term upside and opportunity, and we are maintaining our BUY rating and $80 price target." (7/23/2018)

Has Hexcel been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about HXL stock have been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hexcel earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the aerospace company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Hexcel's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Hexcel own?

Who are Hexcel's key executives?

Hexcel's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Nick L. Stanage, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Patrick Joseph Winterlich, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Ms. Gail Eileen Lehman, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 59)
  • Mr. Robert G. Hennemuth, Exec. VP of HR & Communications (Age 63)
  • Mr. Thierry Philippe Merlot, Pres of Aerospace, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific (Age 59)

Who are Hexcel's major shareholders?

Hexcel's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.32%), Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (5.21%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.64%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.42%), Eaton Vance Management (2.11%) and Ownership Capital B.V. (1.72%). Company insiders that own Hexcel stock include Jeffrey A Graves, Kimberly A Hendricks, Lynn Brubaker, Nick L Stanage, Robert George Hennemuth, Thierry Merlot and Timothy Swords. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hexcel.

Which institutional investors are selling Hexcel stock?

HXL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Commonwealth Equity Services LLC, Jennison Associates LLC and Barclays PLC. Company insiders that have sold Hexcel company stock in the last year include Robert George Hennemuth and Thierry Merlot. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hexcel.

Which institutional investors are buying Hexcel stock?

HXL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Norges Bank, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, Eaton Vance Management, Nordea Investment Management AB, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Squarepoint Ops LLC and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hexcel.

How do I buy shares of Hexcel?

Shares of HXL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Hexcel's stock price today?

One share of HXL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.87.

How big of a company is Hexcel?

Hexcel has a market capitalization of $5.84 billion and generates $2.19 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $276.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.05 on an earnings per share basis. Hexcel employs 6,626 workers across the globe.

What is Hexcel's official website?

The official website for Hexcel is http://www.hexcel.com.

How can I contact Hexcel?

Hexcel's mailing address is TWO STAMFORD PLAZA 281 TRESSER BOULEVARD, STAMFORD CT, 06901. The aerospace company can be reached via phone at 203-969-0666 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Hexcel (NYSE HXL)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  441 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  333 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  774
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hexcel and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HXL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HXL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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