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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL)?

The company in question is, Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL) currently with a stock price of 42.33 (0.45% today). The market cap for Hexcel Corp. is 4022.26, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for Hexcel Corp. is 47.25. Currently Hexcel Corp. is trading with a P/E of 17.54, and a forward P/E of 14.92. Average volume for Hexcel Corp. is 511.05 and so far today it is 198364.

Performance in the last year for Hexcel Corp. has been -5.64%. For EPS growth, Hexcel Corp. has seen a growth of 15.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.40%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 25.80% over the last five years and could be 10.65% for the next five years. Hexcel Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 11.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.79%.

Since the IPO date for Hexcel Corp. on the 11/05/1987, Hexcel Corp. has seen performance year to date to be -8.59%. With Hexcel Corp. trading at 42.33, the dividend yield is 1.04%, and the EPS is 2.4.

So could Hexcel Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.54. The PEG is 1.65, P/S is 2.08 and the P/B is at 3.2. The P/cash is 103.4, with P/free cash flow at 44.35.

Hexcel Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.5, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.58, and total debt/equity at 0.58.

In terms of margins, Hexcel Corp. has a gross margin of 28.20%, an operating margin of 17.70% and a profit margin of 11.90%.Payout ratio for Hexcel Corp. is 12.70%. Return on assets come to 10.10% with return on investment coming to 14.20%.

Insider ownership for Hexcel Corp., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 95.45. While shares float is 91.85. The float short is currently 5.00%, and short ratio is 8.99.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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