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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/19/2024
Stock market today: Tumbling tech stocks drag Wall Street to the finish line of another losing week
American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending
American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024
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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
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American Express profits jump 34%, helped by jump in new customers, higher spending
American Express, Fifth Third rise; Netflix, PPG Industries fall, Friday, 4/19/2024
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Hexcel (HXL) Competitors

$61.71
+0.31 (+0.50%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

HXL vs. DRS, CAE, MOG.B, FTAI, AVAV, SPR, ESLT, KTOS, AIR, and CW

Should you be buying Hexcel stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hexcel include Leonardo DRS (DRS), CAE (CAE), Moog (MOG.B), FTAI Aviation (FTAI), AeroVironment (AVAV), Spirit AeroSystems (SPR), Elbit Systems (ESLT), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS), AAR (AIR), and Curtiss-Wright (CW). These companies are all part of the "aerospace" sector.

Hexcel vs.

Leonardo DRS (NASDAQ:DRS) and Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) are both mid-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, community ranking, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, media sentiment, analyst recommendations and dividends.

In the previous week, Hexcel had 6 more articles in the media than Leonardo DRS. MarketBeat recorded 17 mentions for Hexcel and 11 mentions for Leonardo DRS. Hexcel's average media sentiment score of 0.67 beat Leonardo DRS's score of 0.54 indicating that Leonardo DRS is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Leonardo DRS
5 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Hexcel
5 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
3 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Hexcel received 540 more outperform votes than Leonardo DRS when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 84.62% of users gave Leonardo DRS an outperform vote while only 64.82% of users gave Hexcel an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Leonardo DRSOutperform Votes
11
84.62%
Underperform Votes
2
15.38%
HexcelOutperform Votes
551
64.82%
Underperform Votes
299
35.18%

Leonardo DRS has higher revenue and earnings than Hexcel. Leonardo DRS is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hexcel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Leonardo DRS$2.83B1.93$168M$0.6432.50
Hexcel$1.79B2.90$105.70M$1.2450.33

Leonardo DRS has a net margin of 5.94% compared to Leonardo DRS's net margin of 5.91%. Leonardo DRS's return on equity of 9.31% beat Hexcel's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Leonardo DRS5.94% 8.72% 5.18%
Hexcel 5.91%9.31%5.34%

Leonardo DRS has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hexcel has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500.

18.8% of Leonardo DRS shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of Hexcel shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Leonardo DRS shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Hexcel shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Leonardo DRS presently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.13%. Hexcel has a consensus price target of $76.50, indicating a potential upside of 22.54%. Given Leonardo DRS's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hexcel is more favorable than Leonardo DRS.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Leonardo DRS
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Hexcel
2 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.21

Summary

Hexcel beats Leonardo DRS on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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HXL vs. The Competition

MetricHexcelPlastics materials & resins IndustryAerospace SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$5.19B$9.85B$15.96B$17.25B
Dividend Yield0.97%2.37%1.38%3.62%
P/E Ratio50.3329.0618.3121.76
Price / Sales2.901.4819.3110.19
Price / Cash18.5810.2119.9217.09
Price / Book3.061.644.294.86
Net Income$105.70M$234.47M$431.73M$969.88M
7 Day Performance-0.22%-2.65%-1.81%-1.70%
1 Month Performance-13.46%-8.93%-3.18%-2.47%
1 Year Performance-8.53%-24.08%12.94%78.20%

Hexcel Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
DRS
Leonardo DRS
2.5345 of 5 stars
$20.91
-1.2%
$25.00
+19.6%
+44.2%$5.49B$2.83B32.676,600Positive News
CAE
CAE
2.5878 of 5 stars
$19.97
-0.7%
$35.00
+75.3%
-22.2%$6.36B$3.11B31.2013,000Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
MOG.B
Moog
0 of 5 stars
$155.07
flat
N/A+59.4%$4.96B$3.32B28.8811,787Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
FTAI
FTAI Aviation
1.9651 of 5 stars
$71.00
-0.1%
$54.25
-23.6%
+145.1%$7.12B$1.17B33.81170Upcoming Earnings
AVAV
AeroVironment
1.6987 of 5 stars
$149.85
-1.6%
$140.20
-6.4%
+37.8%$4.22B$540.54M-34.771,279News Coverage
SPR
Spirit AeroSystems
2.655 of 5 stars
$33.63
-0.8%
$30.94
-8.0%
+9.6%$3.90B$6.05B-5.5520,655Analyst Report
ESLT
Elbit Systems
1.0084 of 5 stars
$202.66
-1.8%
N/A+11.3%$9.01B$5.97B41.9618,984Positive News
KTOS
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
3.0853 of 5 stars
$18.33
-1.0%
$21.33
+16.4%
+37.8%$2.73B$1.04B-305.453,900Positive News
AIR
AAR
3.6128 of 5 stars
$61.53
-0.8%
$76.75
+24.7%
+15.6%$2.18B$1.99B36.195,000Short Interest ↑
CW
Curtiss-Wright
3.5874 of 5 stars
$254.61
-1.7%
$256.00
+0.5%
+39.4%$9.75B$2.85B27.688,600Analyst Report

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