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NYSE:HSYHershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$142.51
-1.41 (-0.98 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$141.89
Now: $142.51
$144.50
50-Day Range
$125.85
MA: $135.99
$146.33
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $142.51
$162.20
Volume997,402 shs
Average Volume1.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.65 billion
P/E Ratio27.94
Dividend Yield2.15%
Beta0.2
The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products. The company operates through 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, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, and Bubble Yum brands, as well as under the Krave, Popwell, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Boot, Oatmega, Paqui, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, Sofit, and Tyrrells 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 Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.93 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
CUSIP42786610
Phone717-534-4200

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.69 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,140
Market Cap$29.65 billion
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$142.51
-1.41 (-0.98 %)
(As of 08/11/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Hershey's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY shares have decreased by 4.2% and is now trading at $142.51.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Hershey?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 22nd 2020.
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How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 23rd. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.18. The firm earned $1.71 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.74 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 70.65% and a net margin of 13.50%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.31 earnings per share.
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How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 21st will be given a dividend of $0.804 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 20th. This is an increase from Hershey's previous quarterly dividend of $0.77.
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What price target have analysts set for HSY?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Hershey's stock price to reach $146.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price.
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Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about HSY stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,880,000 shares, an increase of 10.3% from the January 31st total of 2,610,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 826,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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Who are some of Hershey's key competitors?

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), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), Coca-Cola (KO), Verizon Communications (VZ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Terence L. O'Day, Sr. VP and Chief Product Supply & Technology Officer (Age 69)
  • Mr. Todd W. Tillemans, Pres of US (Age 57)
  • Mr. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)

What is Hershey's stock symbol?

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

Who are Hershey's major shareholders?

Hershey's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Swiss National Bank (0.55%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.35%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.30%), Marathon Asset Management LLP (0.25%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.22%) and Bessemer Group Inc. (0.22%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, Patricia A Little, Steven E Voskuil, Terence L O'day, Todd W Tillemans and West Mary E Stone.
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Which institutional investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A., Hexavest Inc., Optimal Asset Management Inc., and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, and West Mary E Stone.
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Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marathon Asset Management LLP, Boston Trust Walden Corp, LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, Assetmark Inc., Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, and HGK Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Hershey stock in the last two years include Damien Atkins, Steven E Voskuil, and Todd W Tillemans.
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How do I buy shares of Hershey?

Shares of HSY can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $142.51.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $29.65 billion and generates $7.99 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.15 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.78 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,140 workers across the globe.

What is Hershey's official website?

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

How can I contact Hershey?

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 8/11/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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