It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.
Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock
Different than growth or momentum investors, value-focused investors are all about finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under what their true value is before the broader market catches on. The Value Style Score utilizes ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to help pick out the most attractive and discounted stocks.
Delaware-based Hexcel Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes lightweight, high-performance structural materials for use in the Commercial Aerospace, Space & Defense and Industrial markets. Hexcel Corporation, founded in 1946, was incorporated in California in 1948, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. The company's products are used in a wide variety of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive and other complex industrial applications. The company serves international markets through manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Russia and Africa.
HXL is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock, with a Value Style Score of B and VGM Score of B. Shares are currently trading at a forward P/E of 33.9X for the current fiscal year compared to the Aerospace - Defense Equipment industry's P/E of 24.6X. Additionally, HXL has a PEG Ratio of 0.9 and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 23.3X. Value investors should also note HXL's Price/Sales ratio of 3.2X.
Many value investors pay close attention to a company's earnings as well. For HXL, one analyst revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $1.92 per share for 2023. Per share HXL boasts an average earnings surprise of 16.1%.
Investors should take the time to consider HXL for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings and valuation metrics, and impressive Value and VGM Style Scores.
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