17.88% to Target, Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Belden (BDC) Stock; Hexcel (HXL)’s Sentiment Is 1.19

December 7, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Among 13 analysts covering Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Belden Inc. has $93 highest and $60 lowest target. $85.88’s average target is 4.36% above currents $82.29 stock price. Belden Inc. had 23 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, July 10 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, July 11. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88.0 target in Tuesday, September 12 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, August 16. The stock of Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. TheStreet downgraded the shares of BDC in report on Saturday, September 5 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Guggenheim. Deutsche Bank maintained Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) rating on Thursday, August 3. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $92 target.

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $5.44 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Composite Materials and Engineered Products. It has a 22.19 P/E ratio. The Composite Materials segment makes and markets carbon fibers, fabrics and specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, structural adhesives, honeycombs, molding compounds, tooling materials, polyurethane systems, and laminates used in various applications, including military and commercial aircraft, wind turbine blades, recreational products, transport, and other industrial applications.

Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets signal transmission solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.47 billion. The Company’s Broadcast Solutions segment offers camera solutions, production switchers, server and storage systems for instant replay applications, interfaces and routers, monitoring systems, network and playout systems, plant connectivity products, and cable and connectivity products for television broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV industries. It has a 57.15 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Enterprise Connectivity Solutions segment provides copper cable and connectivity solutions, fiber cable and connectivity solutions, and racks and enclosures; and power, cooling, and airflow management products for mission-critical data center operations.

Analysts await Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $1.76 earnings per share, up 23.94% or $0.34 from last year’s $1.42 per share. BDC’s profit will be $74.22M for 11.69 P/E if the $1.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.49 actual earnings per share reported by Belden Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.12% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $82.29. About 267,893 shares traded or 13.09% up from the average. Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC) has risen 12.57% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.23 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 32 investors sold Belden Inc. shares while 73 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 42.57 million shares or 1.03% more from 42.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Advantus Capital Incorporated invested 0.01% in Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky owns 8,250 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Fifth Third Savings Bank reported 0% stake. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia accumulated 16,000 shares. South Dakota Council holds 0.03% or 17,700 shares in its portfolio. Channing Cap Mngmt Limited Liability reported 986,271 shares or 2.91% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC). Pacad Ltd, a British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 2,200 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System holds 83,700 shares. Northern Trust owns 676,057 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Corp reported 6,297 shares stake. Laurion Management L P reported 0% in Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC). Capstone Asset Com reported 3,469 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reported 0.04% stake. Swiss Bancorp reported 70,400 shares stake.

Timucuan Asset Management Inc Fl holds 10.73% of its portfolio in Hexcel Corporation for 2.16 million shares. Joho Capital Llc owns 715,966 shares or 7.78% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Broad Run Investment Management Llc has 5.51% invested in the company for 2.98 million shares. The Florida-based Sq Advisors Llc has invested 5.13% in the stock. Ingalls & Snyder Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.37 million shares.

The stock increased 1.32% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $60.57. About 482,464 shares traded. Hexcel Corporation (HXL) has risen 15.53% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.17% the S&P500.

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