Hostess Brands, Inc. - (TWNK): Price and Financial Metrics

Hostess Brands, Inc. - (TWNK): $16.53

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  • TWNK scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 75.67% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for TWNK is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • TWNK ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 8th percentile.

TWNK Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Hostess Brands Inc is higher than it is for about 82.79% of US stocks.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Hostess Brands Inc is reporting a growth rate of 92.61%; that's higher than 83.57% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Hostess Brands Inc's share price is greater than that of only 9.13% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to TWNK, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CSIQ, NXST, VRTS, GFF, and RM.
  • Visit TWNK's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

TWNK Valuation Summary

  • TWNK's EV/EBIT ratio is 15; this is 18.92% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • Over the past 71 months, TWNK's price/sales ratio has gone up $1.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for TWNK.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
TWNK 2021-04-20 1.9 1.2 30.4 22.9
TWNK 2020-09-18 1.7 1.1 33.7 25.1
TWNK 2019-09-03 2.1 1.7 35.2 24.6
TWNK 2018-10-12 1.8 1.7 6.1 12.2
TWNK 2018-10-03 1.7 1.7 6.1 12.1
TWNK 2016-08-18 NA 101.8 -191.3 -191.1

TWNK Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of TWNK, see our TWNK price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $17.89 Average Broker Recommendation 1.55 (Moderate Buy)

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TWNK Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.53 52-week high $17.23
Prev. close $16.12 52-week low $11.24
Day low $15.88 Volume 1,609,500
Day high $16.56 Avg. volume 1,567,680
50-day MA $15.40 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $14.21 Market Cap 2.17B

Hostess Brands, Inc. - (TWNK) Company Bio

Hostess Brands, Inc. produces bakery products. It produces breads, cakes, cup cakes, and snack cakes, mini muffins, fruit pies, donut products, and zingers. The company is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Hostess Brands, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Old HB, Inc.

TWNK Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$16.53$6.55 -58%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Hostess Brands Inc. To summarize, we found that Hostess Brands Inc ranked in the 32th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 57.83%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for TWNK, they are:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 66. Notably, its equity weight is greater than only 23.22% of US equities in the Consumer Defensive sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 3.22 years, is -0.01% -- higher than just 20.75% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Hostess Brands Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 7.17% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

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Hostess Brands, Inc. to Participate in June Investor Conferences

Hostess Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWNK, TWNKW) ("Hostess" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and marketer of snacks including Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs®, Donettes®, Voortman® wafers and cookies and a variety of other new and classic treats, announced today that Andy Callahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Purcell, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the following investor conferences in June.

Yahoo | June 10, 2021

Top Food Stocks for Q3 2021

The food industry is comprised of companies that focus primarily on offering food and non-alcoholic beverage products. Companies in the food industry include The Kroger Co. (KR), Darling Ingredients Inc. (DAR), and B&G Foods Inc. (BGS). Food stocks are best represented by the S&P Food & Beverage Select Industry Index, even though this index also includes companies that sell alcoholic beverages.

Yahoo | June 10, 2021

10 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

In this article we are going to list the 10 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 5 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back. Companies exist for mainly one purpose only; to earn money, increase profits and provide excellent returns to investors and shareholders. Sure, nowadays the definition of a […]

Yahoo | June 7, 2021

Hostess Brands, Inc. Appoints Amit Sharma as Vice President, Investor Relations

Hostess Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWNK, TWNKW) ("Hostess" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and marketer of snacks including Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs®, Donettes®, Voortman® wafers and cookies and a variety of other new and classic treats, announced today that Amit Sharma has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations. Mr. Sharma joins Hostess after 15 years of experience in equity research, with a strong background in consumer packaged goods and food and beverage. Mr. Sharma wi

Yahoo | June 2, 2021

Checking Out the AT&T-Discovery Deal

AT&T (NYSE: T) has announced that it's merging its media assets with Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA). The result will be a streaming monster that includes HBO, CNN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, and more. In this episode of MarketFoolery, Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser analyzes what it means for AT&T, Discovery, Netflix, and Disney, and discusses the latest news from AppHarvest (NASDAQ: APPH), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), and Hostess Brands (NASDAQ: TWNK).

Yahoo | May 25, 2021

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TWNK Price Returns

1-mo 5.22%
3-mo 9.69%
6-mo 18.24%
1-year 44.24%
3-year 23.54%
5-year 70.06%
YTD 12.91%
2020 0.69%
2019 32.91%
2018 -26.13%
2017 13.92%
2016 N/A

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