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NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$149.40
-0.14 (-0.09 %)
(As of 12/10/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$149.04
Now: $149.40
$150.09
50-Day Range
$140.31
MA: $146.00
$153.48
52-Week Range
$100.80
Now: $149.40
$162.20
Volume538,737 shs
Average Volume1.17 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.26 billion
P/E Ratio27.87
Dividend Yield2.07%
Beta0.05
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$7.08 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,420
Market Cap$31.26 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (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 Tuesday, October 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, December 16th. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 21st. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 24th. The company reported $1.61 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.01. The company earned $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.12 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 77.39%. The firm's revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.55 earnings per share. View Hershey's Earnings History.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

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

Hershey updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.68-5.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.76. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $7.99 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

13 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's stock price to reach $145.77 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. 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 headlines about HSY stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage 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 company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Hershey.

Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,670,000 shares, a drop of 12.4% from the October 31st total of 4,190,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,080,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Currently, 2.5% of the company's shares are sold short. View Hershey's Current Options Chain.

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Chevron (CVX), Boeing (BA), Procter & Gamble (PG), The Coca-Cola (KO), Exxon Mobil (XOM), 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 investors include State Street Corp (3.61%), Voya Investment Management LLC (0.79%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.59%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.46%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.34%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.33%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, 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, Todd W Tillemans and West Mary E Stone. 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 Marathon Asset Management LLP, Voya Investment Management LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Symons Capital Management Inc., Conning Inc., Man Group plc and SG Americas Securities LLC. 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, Terence L O'day and West Mary E Stone. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, State Street Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., First Trust Advisors LP, California Public Employees Retirement System, Alberta Investment Management Corp, Banco Santander S.A. and Pictet Asset Management Ltd.. 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 $149.40.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $31.26 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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  507 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  784 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,291
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hershey and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HSY will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HSY will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/10/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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