Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK): Analysis on the Earning Per Share

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Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -0.89% or -$0.11 shares. The trading starts at $12.32 and closed at $12.38 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $12.12 and day high was $12.345 on Friday, June 26. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 2.71 million while its average volume is 1.30M. In other hand, the TWNK market cap reached to $1.58B. While, its current target price is $12.27 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.32% and up 0.62% for month. Its quarterly performance was 20.89% above, while its half year performance is down -15.79%. TWNK yearly performance stood at negative -13.77% and fall -15.61% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Hostess Brands Inc. is 2.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. TWNK EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.37. EPS for this year is -9.80%, while for the next year its value is 0.78. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.18 while its EPS Q/Q reached -91.10%. It has an EPS of -7.00% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 10.49%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on TWNK for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 8 of 12 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 3 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 12 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 12, 0 rated it sell, 7 rated it as Buy and 4 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $12.00-$17.00. Average target price for TWNK was reached at $15.20.

The insider ownership moved to 0.50%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 0.37. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 11 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.15, while 0.17 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for TWNK published in the report was 0.13-0.2 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.17 which is higher than 0.14 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for TWNK fall -4.24% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 2.99% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 1.16%. The moving average value for Hostess Brands Inc. (TWNK) is 12.49 and 12.03 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in TWNK stock. On Jun 08, Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC, , sold 274,218 trading shares at the cost of $12.57, which valued at 3.45 million. On Jun 05, Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC, , sold 324,359 shares at the cost of $12.42, with total shares of 0. On Jun 01, Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC, , sold 215,725 shares at the cost of 12.32. After this transaction, Hostess CDM Co-Invest, LLC total shares reached to 0 which valued at 2.66 million.