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

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$58.19 -0.96 (-1.62 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$59.15
Today's Range$57.95 - $59.20
52-Week Range$56.34 - $73.42
Volume453,397 shs
Average Volume530,580 shs
Market Capitalization$5.12 billion
P/E Ratio21.71
Dividend Yield1.01%
Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. The company 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, honeycombs, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates that are used in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blade, recreational product, 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 for use in helicopter blades, engine nacelles, and aircraft surfaces, such as flaps, wings, elevators, and fairings. The company sells 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 has a strategic alliance with Arkema to develop thermoplastic composite solutions. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense
Current SymbolNYSE:HXL
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.72
Current Ratio2.58
Quick Ratio1.44


Trailing P/E Ratio21.71
Forward P/E Ratio19.20
P/E Growth2.32

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.97 billion
Price / Sales2.54
Cash Flow$3.8283 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.20
Book Value$16.64 per share
Price / Book3.50


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.68
Net Income$284 million
Net Margins13.95%
Return on Equity18.08%
Return on Assets9.28%


Outstanding Shares86,100,000
Market Cap$5.12 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Friday, November 9th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 1st. View Hexcel's Dividend History.

How will Hexcel's stock buyback program work?

Hexcel declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Monday, May 7th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 8.4% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Hexcel's earnings last quarter?

Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) posted its earnings results on Monday, October, 22nd. The aerospace company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.02. The aerospace company had revenue of $540.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $545.88 million. Hexcel had a return on equity of 18.08% and a net margin of 13.95%. The company's revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.71 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 Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hexcel.

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

Hexcel updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 22nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.99-3.07 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.03. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.14-2.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.18 billion.Hexcel also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $2.99-3.07 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for HXL?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Hexcel's shares. Their forecasts range from $63.00 to $80.00. On average, they anticipate Hexcel's stock price to reach $72.5455 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.7% 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. ended third quarter of 2018 on a mixed note. While the company’s bottom line came in line with the Zacks Consensus estimate, the top line missed the consensus estimate. The company is subject to interest rate risk in connection with the issuance of debt. With the current U.S. economy being in favor of expanding interest rate, the credit market may not turn out to be much favorable for Hexcel Corp. Also, intense competition from existing and new competitors may harm its business operations. Moreover, the company’s share price underperformed the industry in the last one year. It is witnessing challenges in its wind market, as a result of measures adopted by the Chinese authorities to reduce levels of pollution. However, strong air traffic growth and robust order flows on a global scale have been fueling growth in the commercial aircraft market, which in turn should boost Hexcel Corp.’s business." (10/24/2018)
  • 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?

Media headlines about HXL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hexcel earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the aerospace company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Hexcel's key competitors?

Who are Hexcel's key executives?

Hexcel's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Nick L. Stanage, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Patrick Joseph Winterlich, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Ms. Gail Eileen Lehman, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert G. Hennemuth, Exec. VP of HR & Communications (Age 62)
  • Mr. Thierry Philippe Merlot, Pres of Aerospace, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific (Age 58)

Who are Hexcel's major shareholders?

Hexcel's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (8.68%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.68%), BlackRock Inc. (6.35%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (4.00%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (3.24%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (2.83%). Company insiders that own Hexcel stock include Jeffrey A Graves, Kimberly A Hendricks, Lynn Brubaker, Nick L Stanage, Robert George Hennemuth, Thierry Merlot, Timothy Swords and Wayne C Pensky. 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, Franklin Resources Inc., Capital Guardian Trust Co., AXA, Victory Capital Management Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Pinnacle Associates Ltd. and TD Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hexcel company stock in the last year include Nick L Stanage, Robert George Hennemuth and Thierry Merlot. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hexcel.

Which institutional investors are buying Hexcel stock?

HXL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, KAMES CAPITAL plc, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. 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 $58.19.

How big of a company is Hexcel?

Hexcel has a market capitalization of $5.12 billion and generates $1.97 billion in revenue each year. The aerospace company earns $284 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.68 on an earnings per share basis. Hexcel employs 6,259 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  427 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  320 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  747
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This page was last updated on 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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