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$25.19 -$0.66 (-2.6%)

04:00 PM EDT on 05/30/23

Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

Current Price $25.19 Mkt Cap $3.3B
Open $25.69 P/E Ratio 20.51
Prev. Close $25.19 Div. (Yield) $0.00 (0.0%)
Daily Range $25.09 - $25.81 Volume 790,667
52-Wk Range $19.00 - $29.00 Avg. Daily Vol. 813,431


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Top NASDAQ:TWNK Bull/Bear Pitches

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HDTVBG (< 20)
Submitted October 12, 2021

When economic times go sour, folks turn to simple sweet pleasures. This is a bet that things are going south.

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Member Avatar TMFMicahsMarkets (50.71) Submitted: 8/19/2022 4:27:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $23.16 NASDAQ:TWNK Score: +8.01

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Member Avatar CMFPatrick (< 20) Submitted: 2/14/2021 10:01:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.91 NASDAQ:TWNK Score: +62.29

This small-cap has several big brands, including Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Donettes, HoHo's, which are much bigger and more valuable than the market cap of Hostess Brands. They have brought down their heavy debt while continuing to grow market share and top-line sales. They have some of the most extensive gross margins in the grocery space. They are also a tempting take out target to one of the larger food companies.


Member Avatar mdriver78 (65.09) Submitted: 4/16/2020 12:45:16 PM : Outperform Start Price: $11.60 NASDAQ:TWNK Score: +65.39

Indicators have surged for shares of TWNK… a clear sign that someone is making a big bet that the stock will surge higher.
How high could it go?

Well, shortly after TWNK went public a few years ago, the stock surged to a high just above $17.

The stock had been trading in a bit of a wide range ever since. When the coronavirus crisis sent the broad sock market lower, however, TWNK shares fell as low as $9.33.

Since then, the stock has started to rebound. And that's a sign of optimism as investors realize how much strength there is in the comfort food business.

So my guess is that a buyout deal will be priced somewhere near the old high at $17.

It will give anyone who bought near the high a chance to get out of their investment without a major loss. And it would give new investors a chance to lock in a very attractive profit!

Plus, based on TWNK’s rising sales and the sustainable shift towards more people learning and working from home, an acquirer would pick up some very iconic brands just as more consumers are buying!

In that light, a buyout would make perfect sense for a big food company like General Mills (GIS) or Kellogg's (K).

And considering TWNK's market cap is only $1.5 billion (compared to $36 billion for GIS and $22 billion for K), a buyout wouldn't be prohibitively expensive — even at a nice premium to where its shares are trading today.


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Score Leader


mddmk (41.86) Score: +71.16

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in TWNK.

Member Name Member
Call Time
Score Commentary
mddmk 41.86 4/1/2020 Outperform 1Y $10.47 +140.59% +69.43% +71.16 0 Comment
ChanceClub 78.53 6/4/2020 Outperform 5Y $12.28 +105.13% +35.10% +70.03 0 Comment
mdriver78 65.09 4/16/2020 Outperform 5Y $11.60 +117.25% +51.85% +65.39 1 Comment
cbaines2 98.52 5/4/2020 Outperform 5Y $11.86 +112.39% +49.68% +62.72 0 Comment
CMFPatrick < 20 2/16/2021 Outperform 5Y $14.91 +68.95% +6.66% +62.29 1 Comment
BaeSung 21.91 1/30/2020 Outperform 1Y $13.98 +80.19% +29.33% +50.85 1 Comment
sscrapeBarchart < 20 4/2/2019 Outperform 3M $13.05 +93.10% +46.90% +46.21 0 Comment
jojopuppyfish < 20 11/9/2017 Outperform 5Y $12.22 +106.14% +63.10% +43.04 1 Comment
Gokustoner < 20 10/11/2021 10/25/2022 Outperform 1Y $18.49 +36.24% -3.76% +40.00 0 Comment
ovidio47 < 20 8/7/2018 Outperform 5Y $14.11 +78.53% +47.23% +31.30 0 Comment

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