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How to buy Hostess Brands (TWNK) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Hostess Brands stocks.

Hostess Brands is a packaged foods business based in the US. Hostess Brands stocks (TWNK.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $16.29 – an increase of 5.67% over the previous week. Hostess Brands employs 3,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Hostess Brands stock price (NASDAQ:TWNK)

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Hostess Brands shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$20.51
52-week range$13.92 - $20.80
50-day moving average $19.06
200-day moving average $17.08
Wall St. target price$22.30
PE ratio 31.0064
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.63

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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 $20.51 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) 5.67%
1 month (2021-12-29) 0.24%
3 months (2021-10-29) 8.46%
6 months (2021-07-29) 25.98%
1 year (2021-01-29) 33.62%
2 years (2020-01-29) 50.04%
3 years (2019-01-29) 82.31%
5 years (2017-01-27) 40.77%

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 31x. In other words, Hostess Brands shares trade at around 31x 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 2.5386. 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 $270.2 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 $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.21%
Gross profit TTM $362.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.11%
Return on equity TTM 4.99%
Profit margin 7.39%
Book value $13.00
Market capitalisation $2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $13.9199 up to $20.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TWNK.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 0.7314. 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.

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