A new stake in shares of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) was recently purchased by Commonwealth Equity Services LLC during the 4th quarter, as reported in its latest Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought an impressive 42,716 shares of the company’s stock, amounting to almost $1 million.
Hostess Brands is a well-known manufacturer of baked goods such as cupcakes, Twinkies, and Donettes. The company recently released its quarterly earnings data on May 9th, which showed promising results for investors. The firm reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ estimates by $0.01.
In addition to surpassing expectations in terms of earnings per share, Hostess Brands generated $345.40 million in revenue during the quarter – higher than predictions of $338.44 million made by financial experts. Moreover, the firm saw a year-over-year quarterly revenue increase of 4%, showing that Hostess is not only maintaining its position in the market but also growing steadily.
Investors can anticipate even more growth from Hostess as it continues to implement successful strategies that help establish it as a dominant market player. For instance, Hostess has been actively expanding globally over recent years – entering markets beyond North America where direct competition is low or non-existent.
Furthermore, they are experimenting with unconventional approaches like creating limited-time products or collaborating with celebrity chefs and food bloggers to create unique flavors and generate buzz about their brand.
Overall, analysts predict that Hostess Brands will post a total EPS of 1.11 for the current fiscal year – making it an attractive option for investors looking for high returns on their investments.
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Hostess Brands, Inc. has recently gained the attention of several large investors who have modified their holdings of the stock. IFP Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Hostess Brands by 58.3% during the fourth quarter alone. Envestnet Asset Management Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, and ProShare Advisors LLC also acquired additional stocks during this quarter. This resulted in an increase in market capitalization for Hostess Brands at $3.44 billion with a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 0.63.
Shares of TWNK stock opened at $25.74 on Tuesday, June 8th, and the company had a current ratio of 1.79 and a quick ratio of 1.47 with a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55.The fifty-day simple moving average was $25.27, whereas the two-hundred-day simple moving average was $24.53.
Several research analyst reports on TWNK have been issued recently, which state that Jefferies Financial Group upped their price objective on Hostess Brands from $30 to $31; Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their price objective on Hostess Brands from $25 to $23 and set a “hold” rating; Credit Suisse Group downgraded the stock’s price objective from $29 to $27 while maintaining an “outperform” rating; UBS Group initiated coverage on the stock with a “neutral” rating and provided it a $26 target price; StockNews.com issued a “hold” rating.
Hostess Brands primarily focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing baked goods through the Snacking segment under various brand names such as Hostess,Dolly Madison,Cloverhill,Big Texas,and Voortman sales include sweet baked goods, cookies , bread,buns ,and frozen retail products.
The increase in shares can be attributed to Hostess Brands’ focus on innovation and staying relevant in the industry, which has resulted in continuous growth. With large investors acquiring stocks and research analyst reports suggesting positive performance, it seems that Hostess Brands is positioned to continue its upward trend.