Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) finished Thursday with an addition of $0.2 to close at $18.39, an upside of 1.10 percent. An average of 2,225,320 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.02 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,483,650 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,142,234.
TWNK stock has increased by 13.45% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $15.86 on 09/14/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/07/21, shares of the company touched a low of $12.40 and a high of $18.46 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -0.38% from the 52-week high.
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126 days have passed since Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) last reported insider trading activity. Jacobs Andrew Wilson, who is See Remarks, most recently acquired $166,797 shares at $15.96 per share on Jun 04. In this transaction, the insider spent $2,662,714., Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC, disposed of 3,215,817 shares at a price of $13.50 on Nov 23. The insider now owns more than $43,413,530 worth of shares. Prior to that, Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC went on to Sale 50,000 shares at $13.74 each on Nov 11. An amount of $687,240 was transacted.
Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.04, which compares with the 18.75 for the broader industry and 24.62 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Hostess Brands Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 51.75 and 4.523. The stock’s beta is 0.65. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.21, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.44, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 17.27.
The quick ratio of Hostess Brands Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 2.10, and the current ratio was 2.30, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.66 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.67 For the recent quarter ending June 29. Hostess Brands Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 23.73%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 17.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $355.64 million compared to revenue of $1.02 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Hostess Brands Inc.’s return on assets was 3.00%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.06 over the past year.
The analyst consensus anticipated Hostess Brands Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.21 per share, but it turned out to be $0.23, a 9.50% surprise. For the recent quarter, EBITDA amounted to $66.28 million. Shareholders own equity worth $130.09 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 81.65%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 16.04%.
As of today, TWNK’s price is $17.93 +5.87% or $1.02 from its 5-day moving average. TWNK is currently trading +13.80% higher than its 20-day SMA and +18.99% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +14.08% above the SMA50 and +33.26% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 90.62% and 88.29%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.41. With the 14-day stochastic at 93.19% and the average true range at 0.38, the RSI (14) stands at 76.72%. The stock has reached 0.47 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.75.
Morgan Stanley upgraded Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) to a an Overweight rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Equal-weight.The consensus rating for Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell TWNK, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 7 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is TWNK’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $17.00 and $22.00, with a median target of $20.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) stock is $19.63.