A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ: TWNK) recently:

  • 9/25/2017 – Hostess Brands is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2017 – Hostess Brands was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Hostess Brands, Inc. is involved in developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing sweet goods primarily in the United States. The company produces new and classic treats which includes Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, Fruit Pies as well as Twinkies and CupCakes. Hostess Brands, Inc. is based in Kansas City, Missouri. “
  • 9/18/2017 – Hostess Brands is now covered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They set an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/12/2017 – Hostess Brands was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Hostess Brands, Inc. is involved in developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing sweet goods primarily in the United States. The company produces new and classic treats which includes Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, Fruit Pies as well as Twinkies and CupCakes. Hostess Brands, Inc. is based in Kansas City, Missouri. “
  • 8/8/2017 – Hostess Brands was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Hostess Brands, Inc. is involved in developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing sweet goods primarily in the United States. The company produces new and classic treats which includes Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes, Fruit Pies as well as Twinkies and CupCakes. Hostess Brands, Inc. is based in Kansas City, Missouri. “
  • 7/31/2017 – Hostess Brands is now covered by analysts at UBS AG. They set a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock.

Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $203.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $205.41 million.

In other Hostess Brands news, insider Michael John Cramer bought 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $13.98 per share, with a total value of $69,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO William Douglas Toler bought 75,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $13.86 per share, for a total transaction of $1,039,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 560,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,761,600. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 25.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hostess Brands, Inc, a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. Its principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines.

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