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Hostess Brands (TWNK) Catches Eye: Stock Jumps 7.2%

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Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 7% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $12.88 to $13.43 in the past one-month time frame.

The move came after the company's first-quarter 2019 results surpassed analyst expectations.

The company has seen one negative estimate revision in the past few weeks, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also moved lower over the past few weeks, suggesting there may be trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward, to see if this recent move higher can last.

Hostess Brands currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is negative.

Investors interested in the Consumer Staples sector may consider a better-ranked stock like General Mills, Inc. (GIS - Free Report) , which carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
 
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