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Hershey (HSY) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-4.00 (-2.02%)
(As of 05/29/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.49 million shs
Average Volume
1.93 million shs
Market Capitalization
$39.15 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Hershey MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.17 Rating Score
10.1% Upside
$213.06 Price Target
Short Interest
2.02% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.53mentions of Hershey in the last 14 days
Based on 26 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$882,405 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $9.60 to $9.69 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.43 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

55th out of 132 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

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About Hershey Stock (NYSE:HSY)

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products and pantry items in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks, and International. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products, including mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; protein bars; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items comprising spreads, bars, snack bites, mixes, popcorn, and pretzels. The company provides its products primarily under the Hershey's, Reese's, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, barkTHINS, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Bubble Yum, Lily's, SkinnyPop, Pirates Booty, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels, and ONE Bar brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company exports its products in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

HSY Stock Price History

HSY Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/14 Dividend
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Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sugar & confectionery products
Packaged Foods & Meats
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
18 Analysts


Net Income
$1.86 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.16 billion
Cash Flow
$11.56 per share
Book Value
$20.32 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$39.38 billion

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HSY Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Hershey stock right now?

18 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" HSY shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HSY, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Hershey's stock price target for 2024?

18 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Hershey's shares. Their HSY share price targets range from $179.00 to $270.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $213.06 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have HSY shares performed in 2024?

Hershey's stock was trading at $186.44 at the start of the year. Since then, HSY stock has increased by 3.8% and is now trading at $193.55.
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Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,080,000 shares, an increase of 11.5% from the April 30th total of 3,660,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,000,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days.
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 3rd. The company reported $3.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.74 by $0.33. The business had revenue of $3.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.11 billion. Hershey had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 50.15% and a net margin of 18.13%. The firm's revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.96 earnings per share.
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How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $1.37 per share on Friday, June 14th. This represents a $5.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th.
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Is Hershey a good dividend stock?

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) pays an annual dividend of $5.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 15 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 54.31%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HSY will have a dividend payout ratio of 56.55% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hershey updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 3rd. The company provided EPS guidance of 9.590-9.590 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 9.570. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.4 billion-$11.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.5 billion.

What is Michele Buck's approval rating as Hershey's CEO?

208 employees have rated Hershey Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck on Michele Buck has an approval rating of 89% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Hershey own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Hershey investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), Coca-Cola (KO), Walmart (WMT) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Hershey's major shareholders?

Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.50%), Nordea Investment Management AB (1.12%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.74%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.58%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.26%) and Swiss National Bank (0.22%). Insiders that own company stock include Charles R Raup, Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, James Turoff, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, Pamela M Arway, Robert Malcolm, Rohit Grover and Steven E Voskuil.
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How do I buy shares of Hershey?

Shares of HSY stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Hershey have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Hershey: Allan Candy Company, Amplify Snack Brands Inc., Amplify Snack Brands2, Artisan Confections Company LLC, Brookside Foods Ltd, CSH Foods Inc., Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Dot's Pretzels, Dot's Pretzels LLC, Grupo Lorena, Hershey (China) Investment Management Co. Ltd., Hershey (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Hershey Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Hershey Canada Inc., Hershey Caribe Inc., Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery LLC, Hershey Chocolate Sales (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Hershey Chocolate of Virginia LLC, Hershey India Private Limited, Hershey International LLC, Hershey Japan Co. Ltd., Hershey Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hershey Mexico S.A. de C.V., Hershey Netherlands B.V., Hershey Philippines Inc., Hershey Trading GmbH, Hershey UK Finance Limited, Hershey UK Holding Limited, Hershey do Brasil Ltda., Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Joseph Schmidt Confections, Krave Pure Foods, Lily's Sweets, Lily's Sweets LLC, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Nutrine Confectionery Company Private Limited, ONE Brands LLC, One Brands LLC, Pirate Brands, Pretzels Holdings LLC, Reese Candy Corporation, Regional Operating HQ, Ripple Brand Collective LLC, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Servicios de Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Shanghai Golden Monkey, The Hershey Investment Company LLC, The Hershey Licensing Company, The Hershey Sales Company, The Hershey Sourcing Company, The Hershey Trading North America Company, Tri-Us Inc., Van Houten (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Van Houten Singapore Pte.Ltd., Visagis, and Y&S Candies.
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This page (NYSE:HSY) was last updated on 5/29/2024 by Staff

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