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How to buy Hostess Brands stock | $15.68

Learn how to easily invest in Hostess Brands stock.

Hostess Brands, Inc
-$0.19 (-1.17%)

Hostess Brands, Inc is a packaged foods business based in the US. Hostess Brands shares (TWNK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hostess Brands employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Hostess Brands stock price (NASDAQ: TWNK)

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Hostess Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$15.68
52-week range$11.96 - $17.23
50-day moving average $16.27
200-day moving average $15.32
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 41.2944
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.39

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Is it a good time to buy Hostess Brands stock?

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Hostess Brands price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.68 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -4.80%
3 months (2021-04-30) 2.55%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Hostess Brands under- or over-valued?

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

Hostess Brands's P/E ratio

Hostess Brands's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Hostess Brands shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.

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

Hostess Brands's PEG ratio

Hostess Brands's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3448. 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 Hostess Brands's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hostess Brands's EBITDA

Hostess Brands's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $248.6 million.

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

Hostess Brands financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.13%
Gross profit TTM $362.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.71%
Return on equity TTM 3.3%
Profit margin 4.81%
Book value $12.72
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hostess Brands shares

There are currently 22.3 million Hostess Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Hostess Brands's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 22.5 million last month.

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

Hostess Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hostess Brands's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hostess Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hostess Brands shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Hostess Brands's SIR currently stands at 17.97. In other words for every 100,000 Hostess Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17970 shares are currently held short.

However Hostess Brands's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hostess Brands shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hostess Brands shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hostess Brands's short interest could be expressed as 0.17% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hostess Brands shares in existence, roughly 170 shares are currently held short) or 0.1706% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hostess Brands shares, roughly 171 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Hostess Brands.

Find out more about how you can short Hostess Brands stock.

Hostess Brands share dividends

We're not expecting Hostess Brands to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Hostess Brands share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hostess Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.96 up to $17.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWNK.US volatility(beta: 0.72)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Hostess Brands's is 0.7247. This would suggest that Hostess Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Hostess Brands overview

Hostess Brands, Inc. , a packaged food company, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes snack products in the United States. The company provides a range of snack cakes, donuts, sweet rolls, breakfast pastries, cookies, snack pies, sweet baked goods, wafers, bread and buns, frozen retail products, danishes, honey buns, coffee cakes, and sugar-free products. It offers its products under the Hostess, Dolly Madison, Cloverhill, Big Texas, Voortman, CupCakes, Twinkies, Donettes, Ding Dongs, Zingers, HoHos, and Big Texas brands. The company was formerly known as Gores Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Hostess Brands, Inc. in November 2016.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Hostess Brands is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.407% of Hostess Brands shares are held by insiders and 118.799% by institutions.
How many people work for Hostess Brands?
Latest data suggests 3,000 work at Hostess Brands.
When does the fiscal year end for Hostess Brands?
Hostess Brands's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Hostess Brands based?
Hostess Brands's address is: 7905 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS, United States, 66215
What is Hostess Brands's ISIN number?
Hostess Brands's international securities identification number is: US44109J1060
What is Hostess Brands's CUSIP number?
Hostess Brands's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 382866101

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