NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, News & Analysis

$152.69
+4.65 (+3.14 %)
(As of 09/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$149.07
Now: $152.69
$153.95
50-Day Range
$148.14
MA: $155.24
$161.1250
52-Week Range
$99.15
Now: $152.69
$162.20
Volume1.66 million shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.00 billion
P/E Ratio28.49
Dividend Yield2.08%
Beta0.06
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.79 billion
Cash Flow$7.2675 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,420
Market Cap$32.00 billion
Next Earnings Date10/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hershey's stock symbol?

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

How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, September 16th. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 22nd. This is an increase from Hershey's previous quarterly dividend of $0.72. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How will Hershey's stock buyback program work?

Hershey declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 25th. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.13. The company earned $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 15.51% and a return on equity of 83.29%. Hershey's revenue for the quarter was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.14 EPS. View Hershey's Earnings History.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hershey issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.68-5.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.74. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.946922-7.946922 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

13 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $114.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Hershey's share price to reach $141.8462 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hershey.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hershey?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hershey.

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about HSY stock has been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a news impact score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Hershey.

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 Walt Disney (DIS), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Chevron (CVX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), The Coca-Cola (KO), Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Hershey's major shareholders?

Hershey's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.81%), BlackRock Inc. (6.81%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.62%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.02%), APG Asset Management N.V. (1.30%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.14%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, D Michael Wege, Damien Atkins, David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Patricia A Little, Steven E Voskuil, Terence L O'day and Todd W Tillemans. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hershey Trust Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Scharf Investments LLC, Morgan Stanley, AQR Capital Management LLC, Marathon Asset Management LLP, TD Asset Management Inc. and Panagora Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Anthony J Palmer, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Patricia A Little and Terence L O'day. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Unigestion Holding SA and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have bought Hershey stock in the last two years include Damien Atkins, Steven E Voskuil and Todd W Tillemans. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.

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 $152.69.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $32.00 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.36 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,420 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Hershey.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is http://www.hersheys.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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Hershey (NYSE HSY)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  492 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  772 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  1,264
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This page was last updated on 9/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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