Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA continued to hold its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 10,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Compagnie Lombard Odier SCmA’s holdings in Hexcel Corporation were worth $443,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Calvert Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Calvert Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,529 shares of the company’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. raised its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation by 1.7% in the second quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. now owns 8,540 shares of the company’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation by 2.7% in the third quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 9,369 shares of the company’s stock valued at $415,000 after buying an additional 247 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation by 4.9% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 5,292 shares of the company’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 249 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Strategic Financial Services Inc raised its position in shares of Hexcel Corporation by 0.5% in the third quarter. Strategic Financial Services Inc now owns 63,497 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,813,000 after buying an additional 295 shares in the last quarter. 98.19% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL)

Shares of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) traded up 1.49% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $51.07. The stock had a trading volume of 352,731 shares. The firm has a market cap of $4.69 billion, a PE ratio of 19.89 and a beta of 0.99. Hexcel Corporation has a 52-week low of $37.54 and a 52-week high of $55.11. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $51.85 and a 200 day moving average price of $46.14.

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 19th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.04. The firm earned $500.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $494.26 million. Hexcel Corporation had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 12.30%. Hexcel Corporation’s revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Hexcel Corporation will post $2.57 EPS for the current year.

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Several brokerages recently issued reports on HXL. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hexcel Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Wolfe Research began coverage on Hexcel Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, November 23rd. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Hexcel Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, December 20th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on Hexcel Corporation from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 5th. Finally, Vertical Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective (up from $52.00) on shares of Hexcel Corporation in a report on Friday, December 16th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.73.

In other Hexcel Corporation news, EVP Robert George Hennemuth sold 8,000 shares of Hexcel Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $400,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 64,427 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,221,350. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Michael Canario sold 2,000 shares of Hexcel Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $104,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.

Hexcel Corporation Company Profile

Hexcel Corporation is a composites company. The Company develops, manufactures and markets structural materials, including carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered honeycomb and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial markets.

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