EPS for Hexcel (HXL) Expected At $0.69; Medallion Financial (MFIN) Sellers Decreased By 5.11% Their Shorts

January 16, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) to report $0.69 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 7.81% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. HXL’s profit would be $61.98M giving it 23.41 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.71 EPS previously, Hexcel Corporation’s analysts see -2.82% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $64.6. About 448,294 shares traded. Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) has risen 15.53% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.17% the S&P500.

Medallion Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:MFIN) had a decrease of 5.11% in short interest. MFIN’s SI was 5.40 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 5.11% from 5.69 million shares previously. With 142,900 avg volume, 38 days are for Medallion Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:MFIN)’s short sellers to cover MFIN’s short positions. The SI to Medallion Financial Corporation’s float is 26.48%. It closed at $5.38 lastly. It is up 63.76% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 80.46% the S&P500.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.03 million activity. $1.58M worth of stock was sold by Stanage Nick L on Thursday, January 4. $165,222 worth of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) was sold by Hendricks Kimberly A. on Monday, October 23.

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $5.80 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. It has a 23.33 P/E ratio. The Composite Materials segment makes and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycombs, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates used in various applications, including military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, transport, and other industrial applications.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.12, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 23 investors sold Hexcel Corporation shares while 97 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 80.81 million shares or 0.27% less from 81.03 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Capital International Sarl has invested 0.87% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Amp Investors has 16,590 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Envestnet Asset Management Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 47,254 shares. Robecosam Ag owns 328,200 shares for 1.45% of their portfolio. 16,664 are owned by Amalgamated Commercial Bank. Trillium Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 1.23% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). 5,391 were reported by Metropolitan Life Insur Commerce Ny. Moreover, Eidelman Virant Capital has 0.74% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 21,550 shares. Blackrock Inc invested in 0.02% or 5.20M shares. The Florida-based Sq Ltd Com has invested 5.4% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Mitchell Mgmt holds 2.54% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) or 121,291 shares. Brown Advisory Llc reported 0.11% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Bluemountain Cap Mngmt accumulated 4,839 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Kornitzer Capital Management Ks reported 369,929 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 11 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Hexcel has $74 highest and $44 lowest target. $62’s average target is -4.02% below currents $64.6 stock price. Hexcel had 38 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity maintained Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) rating on Monday, October 23. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $62 target. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, January 25. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 26 by Vertical Research. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of HXL in report on Thursday, June 8 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, February 6. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the shares of HXL in report on Tuesday, December 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 7. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of HXL in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating.

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