Find Out How Hexcel Corporation (HXL) Insiders Are Trading Their Stock?


As of Wednesday close, Hexcel Corporation’s (NYSE:HXL) stock was down -$0.08, moving down -0.13 percent to $60.60. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 448,600 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.14 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 549,785, while in the previous 50 days, it was 596,612.

Since last month, HXL stock rose 9.03%. Shares of the company fell to $52.56 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $65.82 was reached on 08/11/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $46.77. Since the beginning of this year, HXL’s stock price has risen by 16.99% or $8.80, and marked a new high 18 times. However, the stock has declined by -7.93% since its 52-week high.

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HXL stock investors should be aware that Hexcel Corporation (HXL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 92 days ago on Aug 24. Merlot Thierry, the of the company, disposed of 2,500 shares for $60.83 on Aug 24. It resulted in a $152,075 divestment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Hexcel Corporation (HXL) has a P/E ratio of about 47.45. The stock’s beta is 1.24. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.31, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.54, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 105.41 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.10 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.10. On Wednesday January 26 2022, a $0.07 dividend decrease was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Hexcel Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 2.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.55, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.55. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 21.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 10.50%. Based on annual data, HXL earned $250.1 million in gross profit and brought in $1.32 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 7.30%.

In Hexcel Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $797.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HXL’s revenue rose 8.47% to $393.0 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $364.7 million. While analysts expected Hexcel Corporation to report $0.33 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.33 per share. During the quarter, the company generated $72.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Hexcel Corporation were 1.33 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $797.3 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $84.17 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Hexcel Corporation’s (HXL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 22.38%, the RSI 9-day stood at 65.53% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Hexcel Corporation price is up by +3.66% percent or $2.14. At present, HXL shares trade +13.53% above its 20-day simple moving average and +16.94% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.78% above its SMA50 and +12.58% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 87.02% and Stochastic coefficient D was 76.66%, while ATR was 1.63. Given the Stochastic reading of 92.62% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 61.58%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.94, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.52.

Analyst Ratings

Hexcel Corporation downgraded its rating on Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) to a Hold in a note to investors on October 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Hexcel Corporation (HXL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, HXL is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Hexcel Corporation stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $60.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $44.00 – $86.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Hexcel Corporation (HXL) will achieve an average price target of $61.71.


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