Sizling Stock Update: Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK)

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Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK)

Citigroup Initiates Coverage On Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK)’s stock to Neutral with the price target of $13. This rating was issued on 9/26/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $10.98 by showing a percentage change of 0.55% from its previous day closing price of $10.92.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) in which SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Downgrades Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) to Hold with no specific Price Target on 8/08/18. RBC Capital Downgrades the stock to Sector Perform on 8/08/18 with no specific Price Target. Vertical Group Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Buy on 5/22/18 by setting a price target of $19. Berenberg Initiates Coverage On Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) to Buy with a price target of $15.

Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) currently has a consensus Price Target of $13.65. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $18 and a Low Price Target of $11.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 1 analysts said it’s a Buy, 8 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.56. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) reported its Actual EPS of $0.14/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) could bring EPS of $0.16/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.02 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of -12.5 Percent.

Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) has a market capitalization of 1.43 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.83 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $15.40 on 12/18/17 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/02/18 as $10.67. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $13.91. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.95%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -6.66% while SMA200 is -17.91%.

Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.8%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 8.8% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 21%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -25.86 percent while its Weekly performance value is -0.72%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -9.78 percent and -5.34 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) is 1.75. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.05 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. TWNK has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 9.46, Forward P/E of 15.82, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 9.52 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 26.6 percent.

Company Profile:

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.