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Hexcel Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Hexcel Corporation shares (HXL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hexcel Corporation employs 6,977 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Hexcel Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hexcel Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HXL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hexcel Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$49.58, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hexcel Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hexcel Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hexcel Corporation share price

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Hexcel Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$49.58
52-week range USD$25.505 - USD$80.57
50-day moving average USD$36.9126
200-day moving average USD$37.9298
Wall St. target price USD$39.79
PE ratio 15.9737
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (2.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.475

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Is it a good time to buy Hexcel Corporation stock?

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Hexcel Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $49.58 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) -4.40%
1 month (2020-10-23) 39.66%
3 months (2020-08-25) 23.03%
6 months (2020-05-23) N/A
1 year (2019-11-25) -37.03%
2 years (2018-11-23) -16.92%
3 years (2017-11-24) -17.78%
5 years (2015-11-25) 5.83%

Is Hexcel Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hexcel Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hexcel Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hexcel Corporation's P/E ratio

Hexcel Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Hexcel Corporation shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hexcel Corporation's PEG ratio

Hexcel Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6016. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hexcel Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hexcel Corporation's EBITDA

Hexcel Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$272.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hexcel Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hexcel Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$640.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.69%
Return on equity TTM 8.52%
Profit margin 7.02%
Book value $17.893
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hexcel Corporation shares

There are currently 6.0 million Hexcel Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Hexcel Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% up from 5.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hexcel Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Hexcel Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hexcel Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hexcel Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hexcel Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 776411.60365059). Hexcel Corporation's SIR currently stands at 7.67. In other words for every 100,000 Hexcel Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7670 shares are currently held short.

However Hexcel Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hexcel Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hexcel Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hexcel Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hexcel Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0717% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hexcel Corporation shares, roughly 72 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hexcel Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Hexcel Corporation stock.

Hexcel Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.71% of net profits

Recently Hexcel Corporation has paid out, on average, around 13.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hexcel Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hexcel Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

While Hexcel Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Hexcel Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Hexcel Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 21 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hexcel Corporation's shares ever split?

Hexcel Corporation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 23 May 1988. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hexcel Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hexcel Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Hexcel Corporation's share price.

Hexcel Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hexcel Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.505 up to $80.57. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HXL.US volatility(beta: 1.18)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hexcel Corporation's is 1.1804. This would suggest that Hexcel Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hexcel Corporation overview

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. It operates in two segments, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. The Composite Materials segment manufactures and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycomb, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates that are used in military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, and other industrial applications, as well as in automotive, marine, and trains. The Engineered Products segment manufactures and markets aircraft structures and finished aircraft components, including wing to body fairings, wing panels, flight deck panels, door liners, helicopter blades, spars, and tip caps; and aircraft structural sub-components and semi-finished components used in helicopter blades, engine nacelles, and aircraft surfaces, such as flaps, wings, elevators, and fairings. The company sells its products directly through its managers, product managers, and sales personnel, as well as through independent distributors and manufacturer representatives in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, India, and Africa. Hexcel Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

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