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Bullish Or Bearish For Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) In 2022

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) shares, rose in value on Friday, 05/13/22, with the stock price up by 3.65% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $53.05.

Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $51.18, falling within a range of $51.70 and $53.65. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.27 whereas the PE ratio was 86.12 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $64.99, and the low was $46.77. On the whole, HXL has fluctuated by -5.50% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Hexcel Corporation currently standing at about $4.52 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Apr 18, 2022 – Apr 22, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.40, with its dividend yield at 0.75%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.13, which is expected to increase to $0.4 for fiscal year $0.24 and then to about $1.28 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be -4.00% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 433.30%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $361.5 million, with a low estimate of $329.6 million and a high estimate of $383.13 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 22.20%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $1.33 billion, representing a decrease of -11.60% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that HXL’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of Hold while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Sell.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of HXL currently trading nearly -4.66% and -5.53% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 43.57, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 5.58% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 4.21%. Furthermore, Hexcel Corporation (HXL)’s beta value is 1.24, and its average true range (ATR) is 2.39.

A comparison of Hexcel Corporation (HXL) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. HXL showed an intraday change of 3.65% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 1.03%%. In comparison, Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD) has moved higher at 0.99% on the day and was down -22.37% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Dow Inc. (DOW) has risen 0.78% on the day. The stock, however, is off -3.25% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 1.41% for DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -22.95%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 86.12 for Hexcel Corporation, compared to 23.91 for Air Products and Chemicals Inc., and 7.36 for Dow Inc. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 2.39%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.47%.

Data on historical trading for Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 0.87 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 739.06K. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 84.30 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.20% of Hexcel Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 98.80% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 5.98 million shares as on Feb 14, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 8.63. According to the data, the short interest in Hexcel Corporation (HXL) stood at 7.12% of shares outstanding as of Feb 14, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Jan 13, 2022 reached 6.13 million. The stock has risen by 2.41% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the HXL stock heading into the next quarter.

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