Hexcel (HXL) Stock Rating Reiterated by Jefferies; The $69.0000 Target Indicates 2.13% Potential; ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (WMS) Has 1.05 Sentiment

April 25, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (WMS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.54, from 1.59 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 44 investment professionals started new or increased positions, while 42 reduced and sold their holdings in ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS. The investment professionals in our database now have: 42.54 million shares, down from 42.73 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS in top ten positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 31 Increased: 29 New Position: 15.

Jefferies have a $69.0000 TP on the stock. The TP gives a potential upside of 2.13% from Hexcel (NYSE:HXL)‘s stock close price. This rating was disclosed to clients in analysts note on Tuesday, 24 April.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.07 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 15 investors sold Hexcel Corporation shares while 114 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 77.37 million shares or 4.25% less from 80.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jefferies Limited reported 5,983 shares. Old Second Bankshares Of Aurora stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Ngam Advsrs Lp holds 0.01% or 16,085 shares. Hood River Management Limited Co reported 276,546 shares. Guardian Trust Company has 645,584 shares for 0.57% of their portfolio. Moreover, North Star Inv has 0% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 100 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management L P holds 46,049 shares. Pnc Service Gp Incorporated holds 21,848 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma has 0.6% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 62,311 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 0.14% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Ameriprise reported 90,063 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Llc Il has invested 0.01% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Investment Counselors Of Maryland Lc stated it has 5,258 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership holds 0% in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) or 4,608 shares. Axa stated it has 844,500 shares.

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 $6.06 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. It has a 21.86 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.

Among 17 analysts covering Hexcel (NYSE:HXL), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Hexcel has $82.0 highest and $44 lowest target. $65’s average target is -3.79% below currents $67.56 stock price. Hexcel had 45 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $5000 target. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, August 28 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, December 5 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. Vertical Research downgraded the shares of HXL in report on Wednesday, July 26 to “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of HXL in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $4.86 million activity. Stanage Nick L sold $1.12M worth of stock or 18,000 shares.

The stock increased 3.86% or $2.51 during the last trading session, reaching $67.56. About 1.31 million shares traded or 160.25% up from the average. Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) has risen 21.76% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $-0.06 EPS, up 82.35% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.34 per share. After $0.32 actual EPS reported by Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -118.75% negative EPS growth.

It closed at $25.75 lastly. It is up 19.95% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.40% the S&P500.

Berkshire Partners Llc holds 12.11% of its portfolio in Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. for 5.26 million shares. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 1.50 million shares or 8.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stockbridge Partners Llc has 4.21% invested in the company for 3.76 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Impax Asset Management Ltd has invested 2.88% in the stock. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc, a Florida-based fund reported 1.78 million shares.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. designs, makes, and markets thermoplastic corrugated pipes and related water management products for non-residential, residential, agriculture, and infrastructure applications in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.45 billion. The firm provides single, double, and triple wall corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene pipes; and allied products comprising storm retention/detention and septic chambers, polyvinyl chloride drainage structures, fittings, and water quality filters and separators. It has a 33.18 P/E ratio. It also purchases and distributes construction fabrics, as well as other geosynthetic products for soil stabilization, reinforcement, filtration, separation, erosion control, and sub-surface drainage.

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