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NYSE:HSYHershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$139.77
+4.04 (+2.98 %)
(As of 04/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$134.88
Now: $139.77
$140.47
50-Day Range
$111.43
MA: $144.55
$160.95
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $139.77
$162.20
Volume1.47 million shs
Average Volume1.22 million shs
Market Capitalization$29.32 billion
P/E Ratio25.65
Dividend Yield2.28%
Beta0.21
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: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.14 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$8.25 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,140
Market Cap$29.32 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, HSY stock has decreased by 6.0% and is now trading at $139.77. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Hershey?

18 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 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Hershey.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Hershey.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 30th. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.04. The company earned $2.07 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.06 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 73.68% and a net margin of 14.40%. The company's revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.26 earnings per share. View Hershey's earnings history.

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

Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 21st will be given a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, March 16th. This represents a $3.09 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 20th. View Hershey's dividend history.

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

Hershey issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.13-6.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.15. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.15-8.31 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.20 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

18 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's share price to reach $145.53 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Hershey.

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about HSY stock have trended very negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutHershey.

Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 3,120,000 shares, an increase of 8.3% from the February 13th total of 2,880,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 886,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.1% of the company's stock are short sold. 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), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), NVIDIA (NVDA), Exxon Mobil (XOM), The Coca-Cola (KO), AT&T (T), Boeing (BA) and Intel (INTC).

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bath Savings Trust Co (0.01%), Fulton Bank N.A. (0.01%) and Cox Capital Mgt LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, David L Shedlarz, 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. 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 Bath Savings Trust Co, and Fulton Bank N.A.. 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, Jason Reiman, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, Patricia A Little, Terence L O'day, and West Mary E Stone. View insider buying and selling activity for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cox Capital Mgt LLC. 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 activity 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 $139.77.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $29.32 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. View additional information about Hershey.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is http://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 4/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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