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: $111.00
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $110.84
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $97.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.47
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.21
  • P/E Growth: 3.26
  • Market Cap: $23.64B
  • Outstanding Shares: 213,189,000
  • Beta: 0.15
Additional Links:
Companies Related to Hershey:

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Hershey (NYSE:HSY) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $98.00 (11.62% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
7/26/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$105.00 -> $91.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$110.00View 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
7/2/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
6/15/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$102.00View Rating Details
5/11/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingSell$90.00View 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
10/7/2014Edward JonesUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/28/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $4.58 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
Annual Dividend:$2.33
Dividend Yield:2.10%
Payout Ratio:68.13% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
54.69% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
50.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:12.70% (3 Year Average)

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)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:HSY)
voiceregistrar.com - August 26 at 8:31 AM
News IconThe Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) from Confectioners – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 25 at 10:30 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:HSY)
voiceregistrar.com - August 24 at 8:35 AM
News IconCG Stocks Indications: Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:HSY)
sharemarketupdates.com - August 22 at 10:05 AM
investornewswire.com logoWill Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Hit $110 Price Target? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:HSY)
www.investornewswire.com - August 20 at 5:22 PM
investorplace.com logoRevealed: A Stock You Can Own ‘Forever’ (HSY) (NYSE:HSY)
investorplace.com - August 19 at 5:28 PM
News IconConfectioners: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Position of the day (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 19 at 5:28 PM
News IconCrowd is Weighing in on Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) - Post News (NYSE:HSY)
www.kentuckypostnews.com - August 19 at 8:29 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoRevealed: A Stock You Can Own 'Forever' (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 19 at 8:29 AM
wsj.com logoNestlé Seeks Bigger Piece of High-End Chocolate (NYSE:HSY)
www.wsj.com - August 18 at 5:33 PM
4-traders.com logoInvestorsObserver : releases covered-call reports for Fitbit, Facebook, The Hershey Company, Weibo and Qualcomm (NYSE:HSY)
www.4-traders.com - August 18 at 5:33 PM
investing.com logoHershey Looks Mighty Tasty (NYSE:HSY)
www.investing.com - August 17 at 5:43 PM
News IconLarge Cap Confectioners: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 17 at 5:43 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHershey's is Looking Tasty Again (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 17 at 5:43 PM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) from Confectioners (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 17 at 8:35 AM
News IconHow has The Hershey Company:(NYSE:HSY) performed recently? - The Daily Leicester (NYSE:HSY)
thedailyleicester.com - August 16 at 5:41 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] The Town That Chocolate Built (NYSE:HSY)
www.wsj.com - August 16 at 8:51 AM
wsj.com logo[$$] Hershey, Pa., Is the Town That Chocolate Built (NYSE:HSY)
www.wsj.com - August 16 at 8:51 AM
News IconNotable Monday Option Activity: HSY, PSG, BA (NYSE:HSY)
www.stockoptionschannel.com - August 15 at 5:44 PM
News IconCG Stocks to watch for: Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK), Hershey Co (HSY) - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:HSY)
sharemarketupdates.com - August 11 at 8:29 AM
News IconThe Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Earnings Preview: Should Investors Be Nervous? - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:HSY)
voiceregistrar.com - August 10 at 12:11 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoRPT-Hershey trust to discuss new appointees this week (NYSE:HSY)
feeds.reuters.com - August 10 at 7:25 AM
seekingalpha.com logoHershey trust to discuss new appointees (NYSE:HSY)
seekingalpha.com - August 10 at 4:17 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoHershey trust to discuss new appointees this week (NYSE:HSY)
feeds.reuters.com - August 10 at 1:40 AM
wsj.com logo[$$] Packaged Foods’ New Selling Point: Fewer Ingredients (NYSE:HSY)
www.wsj.com - August 9 at 9:53 PM
News IconDividend Stock Watch List: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY ... - TWN (NYSE:HSY)
thewellesleysnews.com - August 9 at 8:31 AM
News IconHersheys Chocolate Celebrates Team USA on National Smores Day (NYSE:HSY)
www.cbs58.com - August 8 at 5:43 PM
News IconIs The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 8 at 5:43 PM
realistinvestor.com logoHershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Quarterly Accounts Payable At $455.225 Millions - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:HSY)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 8 at 10:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoHershey’s Chocolate Celebrates Team USA on National S’mores Day (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 8 at 10:13 AM
ft.com logo[$$] US companies tap global demand for bonds (NYSE:HSY)
ad.doubleclick.net - August 8 at 10:13 AM
seekingalpha.com logoHershey: Needs Aggressive Efforts To Fuel Long-Term Growth (NYSE:HSY)
seekingalpha.com - August 7 at 5:16 PM
investornewswire.com logoStrong Sell Calls For Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) At 0 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:HSY)
www.investornewswire.com - August 7 at 9:49 AM
realistinvestor.com logoHershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Mean Price Target At $104 - RealistInvestor.com (NYSE:HSY)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 6 at 8:22 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 5 at 5:37 PM
News IconCG Stocks Movements: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:HSY)
sharemarketupdates.com - August 5 at 8:26 AM
tradecalls.org logoTrimtabs Asset Management adds Hershey Co (HSY) to its portfolio ... - Trade Calls (NYSE:HSY)
www.tradecalls.org - August 5 at 8:26 AM
News IconUpdate on The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for the day (NYSE:HSY)
twincountynews.com - August 4 at 5:48 PM
marketrealist.com logoHershey’s Returns, Including a 6% Dividend Hike, Hit a Sweet Spot (NYSE:HSY)
marketrealist.com - August 4 at 5:48 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to The Hershey Co. : August 4, 2016 (NYSE:HSY)
www.capitalcube.com - August 4 at 5:48 PM
News IconCG Stocks Judgment: Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR), Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) - share market updates (press release) (NYSE:HSY)
sharemarketupdates.com - August 3 at 5:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHERSHEY CO Financials (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:49 PM
thestreet.com logoJim Cramer -- Not Expecting Fireworks From Kraft Earnings (NYSE:HSY)
www.thestreet.com - August 3 at 5:49 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoHERSHEY CO Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exh (NYSE:HSY)
biz.yahoo.com - August 3 at 5:49 PM
tradecalls.org logoJensen Investment Management Inc buys $485,773 stake in ... - Trade Calls (NYSE:HSY)
www.tradecalls.org - August 3 at 8:42 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Hershey announces pricing of $500 mln notes due 2026 and $300 mln notes due (NYSE:HSY)
feeds.reuters.com - August 2 at 6:01 PM
marketrealist.com logoHershey’s Earnings Surpassed Estimates in Fiscal 2Q16 (NYSE:HSY)
marketrealist.com - August 2 at 5:45 PM
twst.com logoThe Hershey Company: The Hershey Company Announces Pricing Of $500,000,000 2.300% Notes Due 2026 and $300,000,000 3.375% Notes Due 2046 (NYSE:HSY)
www.twst.com - August 2 at 5:45 PM
publicnow.com logoThe Hershey Company Announces Pricing Of $500,000,000 2.300% Notes Due 2026 and $300,000,000 3.375% Notes Due 2046 (NYSE:HSY)
www.publicnow.com - August 2 at 5:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo9:04 am Hershey Foods announces an offering of notes due 2026 & notes due 2046 in connection with the previously announced acquisition of Ripple Brand Collective (NYSE:HSY)
finance.yahoo.com - August 2 at 10:17 AM


Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Chart for Sunday, August, 28, 2016

Last Updated on 8/28/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff