Hershey Company Profile (NYSE:HSY)

About Hershey

Hershey logoThe Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. The Company's principal confectionery offerings include gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars, and snack bites and mixes. The Company operates through two segments: North America, and International and Other. The Company's North America segment is responsible for its chocolate and sugar confectionery business, as well as its grocery and snacks business, in the United States and Canada. Its International and Other segment includes all other countries where the Company manufactures, imports, markets, sells or distributes chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery, and other products. The Company markets, sells and distributes its products under approximately 80 brand names in over 70 countries across the world.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Confectioners
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: HSY
  • CUSIP: 42786610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $95.29
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $95.89
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $99.49
  • 52-Week Range: $82.42 - $117.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.06
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.01
  • P/E Growth: 2.80
  • Market Cap: $20.43B
  • Outstanding Shares: 213,189,000
  • Beta: 0.23
  • Net Margins: 10.14%
  • Return on Equity: 100.78%
  • Return on Assets: 16.78%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.03%
  • Current Ratio: 0.68%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.35%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Hershey (NYSE:HSY) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $100.21 (4.59% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/25/2016SusquehannaInitiated CoverageNeutral$106.00View Rating Details
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/6/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutral$100.00View Rating Details
8/30/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingNeutral$112.00View Rating Details
8/30/2016Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageUnderperform$100.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/27/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform$92.00 -> $105.00View Rating Details
7/27/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$105.00 -> $92.00View Rating Details
7/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingNeutral$89.00 -> $99.00View Rating Details
7/11/2016Tigress FinancialDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/5/2016S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> Buy$94.00 -> $126.00View Rating Details
7/5/2016ArgusDowngradeBuy -> Hold$97.14 -> $111.95View Rating Details
6/15/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$102.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/29/2016NomuraReiterated RatingReduce$86.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
1/25/2016OTR GlobalDowngradePositiveView Rating Details
11/4/2015Societe GeneraleLower Price TargetSell$86.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
8/5/2015Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/28/2016Q316$1.18$1.15 billionListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.78$0.85$1.61 billion$1.64 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$1.07$1.10$1.91 billion$1.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$1.05$1.08$1.99 billion$1.91 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$1.13$1.17$1.98 billion$1.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2015Q215$0.75$0.78$1.62 billion$1.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$1.16$1.09$1.96 billion$1.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q414$1.06$1.04$2.07 billion$2.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$1.08$1.05$1.97 billion$1.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2014Q214$0.76$0.76$1.60 billion$1.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$1.14$1.15$1.91 million$1.87 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.86$0.86$1.89 billion$1.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$1.00$1.03$1.88 billion$1.85 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.71$0.72$1.51 billion$1.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$1.04$1.09$1.84 billion$1.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.75$0.74$1.71 billion$1.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.86$0.87ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.61$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.81$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2012$0.70$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.84$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.55$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.70$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2011$0.61$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.26 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.56 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
Annual Dividend:$2.47
Dividend Yield:2.58%
Dividend Growth:12.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:72.22% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
57.98% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
54.17% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.68%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 53.04%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/17/2016D Michael WegeSVPSell1,100$96.40$106,040.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016D Michael WegeSVPSell1,100$111.41$122,551.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016D Michael WegeSVPSell1,100$108.43$119,273.00View SEC Filing  
6/30/2016Michele BuckCOOSell13,500$107.31$1,448,685.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016D Michael WegeSVPSell1,100$96.51$106,161.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Kevin R WallingSVPSell13,568$96.12$1,304,156.16View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Michele BuckCOOSell10,369$96.47$1,000,297.43View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$92.26$101,486.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$92.32$101,552.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$92.00$101,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$90.00$99,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$90.00$99,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/24/2015D Michael WegeCAOSell1,100$90.28$99,308.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Hershey Trust CoMajor ShareholderSell190,000$83.82$15,925,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2015Kevin R WallingSVPSell3,000$90.00$270,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$91.00$111,020.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$92.40$112,728.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$100.27$122,329.40View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Humberto P AlfonsoInsiderSell25,000$101.00$2,525,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$103.62$126,416.40View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Richard M McconvilleCAOSell6,388$106.19$678,341.72View SEC Filing  
2/20/2015Leslie M TurnerSVPSell7,963$107.17$853,394.71View SEC Filing  
2/9/2015James E NevelsDirectorSell2,200$105.00$231,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$102.01$124,452.20View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015Terence L O'daySVPSell12,500$110.00$1,375,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$104.33$127,282.60View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$100.16$122,195.20View SEC Filing  
11/28/2014Humberto P AlfonsoInsiderSell13,255$99.00$1,312,245.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell5,000$98.07$490,350.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Humberto P AlfonsoInsiderSell29,455$96.63$2,846,236.65View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Richard M McconvilleCAOSell5,650$96.52$545,338.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2014David W TackaCFOSell21,253$95.94$2,039,012.82View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$96.00$117,120.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$95.07$115,985.40View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$91.00$111,020.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014D Michael WegeSVPSell1,220$88.82$108,360.40View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014James E NevelsDirectorSell1,000$90.73$90,730.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2014Humberto P AlfonsoInsiderSell16,000$92.17$1,474,720.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Kevin R WallingSVPSell4,218$97.80$412,520.40View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014John BilbreyCEOSell102,615$105.60$10,836,144.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Terence O'daySVPSell26,137$107.74$2,816,000.38View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014John BilbreyCEOSell15,000$107.54$1,613,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2014Michele BuckInsiderSell13,668$105.00$1,435,140.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2013D Michael WegeSVPSell1,120$96.74$108,348.80View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013D Michael WegeSVPSell1,120$99.35$111,272.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Michele BuckInsiderSell16,900$100.00$1,690,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013D Michael WegeSVPSell1,120$92.64$103,756.80View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Michele BuckInsiderSell10,369$97.00$1,005,793.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2013Michele BuckInsiderSell12,144$93.03$1,129,756.32View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013D Michael WegeSVPSell1,120$89.42$100,150.40View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Kevin R WallingSVPSell5,225$89.61$468,212.25View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013D Michael WegeSVPSell1,120$89.01$99,691.20View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Michele BuckInsiderSell15,184$90.00$1,366,560.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013John P BilbreyCEOSell26,000$81.54$2,120,040.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
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www.mmahotstuff.com - October 26 at 8:42 AM
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www.wsj.com - October 26 at 8:42 AM
stockhouse.com logoHershey Investors Crave Takeover Bid (NYSE:HSY)
www.stockhouse.com - October 25 at 5:33 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCoverage initiated on Hershey Foods by Susquehanna (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - October 25 at 5:33 PM
thestreet.com logoCandy Crushed: What's Next in the Merger Saga of Confectionary Giants (NYSE:HSY)
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twincountynews.com - October 25 at 10:26 AM
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dailyquint.com - October 24 at 10:47 AM
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www.forbes.com - October 21 at 5:33 PM
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finance.yahoo.com logoMost Anticipated Hershey Innovation in 16 Years Unveiled for the First Time at National Association of Convenience Stores Show (NYSE:HSY)
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realistinvestor.com logoHershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Deferred Tax Assets At $100.515 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:HSY)
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bizjournals.com logoHershey CEO is stepping down a month after Mondelez bid failed (NYSE:HSY)
www.bizjournals.com - October 17 at 10:30 AM
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News IconUPDATE 1-Hershey CEO Bilbrey to retire in July, stay as non-exec chairman - Business Insider (NYSE:HSY)
www.businessinsider.com - October 16 at 5:38 AM
seekingalpha.com logoHershey declares $0.618 dividend (NYSE:HSY)
seekingalpha.com - October 15 at 10:15 AM
streetinsider.com logoHershey Foods (HSY) Board Member James E. Nevels Announces Intention to Not Stand for Re-election (NYSE:HSY)
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News IconThe Hershey Company (HSY) Spikes, Begins Search for New CEO (NYSE:HSY)
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magseriesusa.net - October 15 at 10:15 AM
wsj.com logoHershey CEO JP Bilbrey to Step Down - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:HSY)
www.wsj.com - October 15 at 3:51 AM
realistinvestor.com logoHershey Co (NYSE:HSY) EPS Target Range From $4.34 To $4.49 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:HSY)
www.realistinvestor.com - October 14 at 5:23 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoHershey begins CEO search as Bilbrey announces retirement (NYSE:HSY)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - October 14 at 5:23 PM
usatoday.com logoHershey's CEO John Bilbrey to retire next year - USA TODAY (NYSE:HSY)
www.usatoday.com - October 14 at 1:36 PM
usatoday.com logoHershey’s CEO John Bilbrey to retire next year (NYSE:HSY)
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investorplace.com logoHershey Co (HSY) CEO John Bilbrey to Retire Next Summer (NYSE:HSY)
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finance.yahoo.com logo7:20 am Hershey Foods confirms CEO John P. Bilbrey to retire on July 1; reaffirms outlook for FY16 (NYSE:HSY)
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marketwatch.com logoHershey CEO John Bilbrey to retire in July 2017 (NYSE:HSY)
www.marketwatch.com - October 14 at 8:37 AM
publicnow.com logoJohn P. Bilbrey Announces Intention to Retire as CEO of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)
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finance.yahoo.com logoHershey CEO Bilbrey to retire in July, stay as non-exec chairman (NYSE:HSY)
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finance.yahoo.com logoHershey CEO Bilbrey to retire in July, stay as non-executive chairman (NYSE:HSY)
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thestreet.com logoStock Futures Rise as Big U.S. Banks Top Earnings Estimates (NYSE:HSY)
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feeds.reuters.com logoUPDATE 1-Hershey CEO Bilbrey to retire in July, stay as non-exec chairman (NYSE:HSY)
feeds.reuters.com - October 14 at 8:26 AM
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www.publicnow.com - October 13 at 5:31 PM
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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Chart for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 10/26/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff