What’s Hostess Brands Inc – Class A (NASDAQ:TWNK) Upside After This Short Interest Increase?

March 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

 What's Hostess Brands Inc   Class A (NASDAQ:TWNK) Upside After This Short Interest Increase?

The stock of Hostess Brands Inc – Class A (NASDAQ:TWNK) registered an increase of 0.93% in short interest. TWNK’s total short interest was 14.89 million shares in March as published by FINRA. Its up 0.93% from 14.75M shares, reported previously. With 874,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 17 days to cover their TWNK’s short positions. The short interest to Hostess Brands Inc – Class A’s float is 16.29%.

The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.145 during the last trading session, reaching $14.485. About 359,665 shares traded. Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) has risen 69.90% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.20% the S&P500.

Hostess Brands, Inc., a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.89 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. It has a 6.8 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines.

Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hostess Brands had 12 analyst reports since February 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, October 13 by UBS. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 18 report. J.P. Morgan initiated the shares of TWNK in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, February 15, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating by UBS given on Monday, July 31. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Stephens maintained Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating.

More recent Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Box Inc (BOX), Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK) and …” on March 01, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Hostess Brands, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results” on February 28, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Processed and Packaged Goods Stocks’ Research Reports Released on Hostess …” with publication date: March 09, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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