The Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.02 (-1.74 %)
(As of 06/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume1.33 million shs
Average Volume950,140 shs
Market Capitalization$35.29 billion
P/E Ratio25.37
Dividend Yield1.86%
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About The Hershey

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products and pantry items. The company operates in two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn and protein bars, and cookies. 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, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, Bubble Yum, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Oatmega, Paqui, 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 was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


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Overall MarketRank

1.87 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

64th out of 310 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

3rd out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Hershey a buy right now?

15 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Hershey in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" The Hershey stock.
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Are investors shorting The Hershey?

The Hershey saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 1,990,000 shares, an increase of 30.9% from the May 13th total of 1,520,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 921,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is The Hershey's next earnings date?

The Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 22nd 2021.
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How were The Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The company reported $1.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.80 by $0.12. The firm earned $2.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. The Hershey had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 66.00% and a net margin of 16.69%. The Hershey's revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.63 earnings per share.
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How has The Hershey's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

The Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY stock has increased by 14.6% and is now trading at $170.49.
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How often does The Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Hershey?

The Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 21st will be given a dividend of $0.804 per share on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 20th.
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Is The Hershey a good dividend stock?

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Hershey is 51.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 44.23% next year. This indicates that The Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Hershey updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 6.790-6.920 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.750. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.48 billion-$8.64 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.40 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

15 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for The Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $187.00. On average, they anticipate The Hershey's share price to reach $166.57 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.3%.
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Who are The Hershey's key executives?

The Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $4.13M)
  • Mr. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53, Pay $1.91M)
  • Mr. Jason R. Reiman, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 49, Pay $1.15M)
  • Mr. Charles R. Raup, Pres of U.S. (Age 53, Pay $1.29M)
  • Ms. Jennifer L. McCalman, VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 43)
  • Ms. Melissa Poole, VP of Investor Relations & Corp. Fin.
  • Mr. James Turoff, VP, Assistant Sec. & Acting Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Christopher M Scalia, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Rohit Grover, Pres of International
  • Ms. Kristen J. Riggs, Sr. VP & Chief Growth Officer (Age 42)

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

208 employees have rated The Hershey CEO Michele Buck on Glassdoor.com. Michele Buck has an approval rating of 89% among The Hershey's employees.

Who are some of The Hershey's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Hershey own?

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

What is The Hershey's stock symbol?

The Hershey trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HSY."

Who are The Hershey's major shareholders?

The Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.28%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.62%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.37%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.14%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.94%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.92%). Company insiders that own The Hershey stock include Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway and West Mary E Stone.
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Which institutional investors are selling The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Conning Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Assetmark Inc., Eaton Vance Management, Putnam Investments LLC, and Vontobel Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold The Hershey company stock in the last year include Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jennifer Mccalman, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Royal Bank of Canada, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and Federated Hermes Inc..
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How do I buy shares of The Hershey?

Shares of HSY can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is The Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $170.49.

How much money does The Hershey make?

The Hershey has a market capitalization of $35.29 billion and generates $8.15 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.29 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Hershey have?

The Hershey employs 16,880 workers across the globe.

Does The Hershey have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The Hershey: Allan Candy Company, Amplify Snack Brands Inc., Amplify Snack Brands2, Artisan Confections Company, Brookside Foods Ltd, CSH Foods Inc., Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Grupo Lorena, Hershey (China) Investment Management Co. Ltd., Hershey (Shanghai) Foods Research and Development Co. Ltd., Hershey (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Hershey Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Hershey Canada Inc., Hershey Caribe Inc., Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery LLC, Hershey Chocolate of Virginia LLC, Hershey Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., 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 Singapore Pte. Ltd., 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, Krave Pure Foods Inc., LH Foods Co. Limited (50 % ownership), Lotte Shanghai Foods Co. Ltd. (50% ownership), Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Nutrine Confectionery Company Private Limited, ONE Brands LLC, Pirate Brands, 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, Tri-Us Inc., Van Houten (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Visagis, and Y&S Candies.

When was The Hershey founded?

The Hershey was founded in 1909.

What is The Hershey's official website?

The official website for The Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.com.

Where are The Hershey's headquarters?

The Hershey is headquartered at 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033.

How can I contact The Hershey?

The Hershey's mailing address is 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033. The company can be reached via phone at 717-534-4200.

This page was last updated on 6/19/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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