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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 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$977.2 million.

How to buy shares in Hostess Brands

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  3. Search for Hostess Brands. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TWNK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$13.64, 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 Hostess Brands, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hostess Brands. 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.

Hostess Brands share price

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Hostess Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$13.64
52-week range USD$9.325 - USD$14.67
50-day moving average USD$13.2279
200-day moving average USD$12.5967
Wall St. target price USD$16.2
PE ratio 26.5294
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.505

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Is it a good time to buy Hostess Brands stock?

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Hostess Brands price performance over time

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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 27x. In other words, Hostess Brands shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 1.2649. 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 USD$192.4 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 USD$977.2 million
Operating margin TTM 14.87%
Gross profit TTM USD$301.4 million
Return on assets TTM 2.84%
Return on equity TTM 4.27%
Profit margin 6.43%
Book value $12.382
Market capitalisation USD$1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hostess Brands shares

There are currently 18.0 million Hostess Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Hostess Brands's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% up from 17.8 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 15.58. In other words for every 100,000 Hostess Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15580 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 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hostess Brands shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.1443% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hostess Brands shares, roughly 144 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 $9.325 up to $14.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWNK.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 0.7057. 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 fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. It primarily offer a range of snack cakes, donuts, sweet rolls, breakfast pastries, snack pies, and related products. The company operates in two segments, Sweet Baked Goods and In-Store Bakery. The Sweet Baked Goods segment offers fresh and frozen sweet baked goods and bread products under the Hostess, Dolly Madison, Cloverhill, and Big Texas brands, as well as store branded products. The In-Store Bakery segment primarily provides Superior on Main branded eclairs, madeleines, brownies, and iced cookies in the bakery section of grocery and club stores. The company was formerly known as Gores Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Hostess Brands, Inc. in November 2016. Hostess Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is based in Lenexa, Kansas.

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