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

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$60.39 -0.07 (-0.12 %)
(As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$60.46
Today's Range$59.66 - $60.56
52-Week Range$53.50 - $73.42
Volume298,600 shs
Average Volume419,030 shs
Market Capitalization$5.23 billion
P/E Ratio22.52
Dividend Yield0.99%
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

Industry Plastics materials & resins
Sub-IndustryAerospace & Defense


Current Ratio2.58
Quick Ratio1.44


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.97 billion
Price / Sales2.63
Cash Flow$3.8936 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.51
Book Value$16.64 per share
Price / Book3.63


Net Income$284 million
Net Margins13.95%
Return on Assets9.28%


Market Cap$5.23 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 22nd. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 1st. View Hexcel's Dividend History.

How will Hexcel's stock buyback program work?

Hexcel announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Monday, May 7th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 8.4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Hexcel's earnings last quarter?

Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October, 22nd. The aerospace company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.02. The aerospace company earned $540.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $545.88 million. Hexcel had a net margin of 13.95% and a return on equity of 18.08%. The business's revenue was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous 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.

How can I listen to Hexcel's earnings call?

Hexcel will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 4093503491.

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

Hexcel issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.99-3.07 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Hexcel's stock. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $80.00. On average, they expect Hexcel's share price to reach $72.5455 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.1% 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, 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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?

News headlines about HXL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hexcel earned a news sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate 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 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Trinity Street Asset Management LLP (0.56%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.47%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.23%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.02%). 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 major investors are selling Hexcel stock?

HXL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc. and KAMES CAPITAL 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 major investors are buying Hexcel stock?

HXL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Trinity Street Asset Management LLP and First Hawaiian Bank. 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 $60.39.

How big of a company is Hexcel?

Hexcel has a market capitalization of $5.23 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:  431 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  323 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  754
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 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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