- HXL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $37.8 million.
- HXL has traded 23,120 shares today.
- HXL is trading at a new lifetime high.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in HXL with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for HXL NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on HXL: Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. HXL has a PE ratio of 21. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hexcel a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. The average volume for Hexcel has been 513,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hexcel has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. The stock has a beta of 0.92 and a short float of 2.6% with 3.40 days to cover. Shares are up 25.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hexcel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- HEXCEL CORP has improved earnings per share by 23.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, HEXCEL CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.12 versus $1.85 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.40 versus $2.12).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Aerospace & Defense industry. The net income increased by 21.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $50.60 million to $61.70 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 4.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.41, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.14, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HEXCEL CORP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
- You can view the full Hexcel Ratings Report.
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