Our top pick for
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 USD$1 billion.
|52-week range||USD$9.325 - USD$15.66|
|50-day moving average||USD$14.64|
|200-day moving average||USD$13.6066|
|Wall St. target price||USD$17.4|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.51|
*Signup bonus information updated weekly.
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Hostess Brands shares trade at around 29x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2246. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$206.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hostess Brands's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$369.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.27%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 22.5 million Hostess Brands shares held short by investors – that's known as Hostess Brands's "short interest". This figure is 13.4% up from 19.8 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) is the quantity of Hostess Brands shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hostess Brands shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Hostess Brands's SIR currently stands at 11.21. In other words for every 100,000 Hostess Brands shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11210 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 0.1789% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hostess Brands shares, roughly 179 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.
We're not expecting Hostess Brands to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Hostess Brands's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.325 up to $15.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.7124. This would suggest that Hostess Brands's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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. Hostess Brands, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.
Everything we know about the Achilles Therapeutics plc IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the SEMrush Holdings Inc IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the ChargePoint IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Kaltura Inc IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Rocket Lab IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Soho House IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the VIZIO IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the IDW Media Holdings Inc IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Karooooo Ltd IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Everything we know about the Connect Biopharma Holdings Limited IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.