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Hershey (HSY) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.91 (-1.71%)
(As of 05/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.25 million shs
Average Volume
1.10 million shs
Market Capitalization
$342.52 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Hershey

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products and pantry items in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks, and International. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products, including mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items comprising spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn, and protein bars. 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, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Bubble Yum, Lily's, SkinnyPop, Pirates Booty, Paqui, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels, and ONE Bar brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, and Sofit 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 company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sugar & confectionery products
Packaged Foods & Meats
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.97 billion
Cash Flow
$8.75 per share
Book Value
$13.38 per share


Net Income
$1.48 billion
Pretax Margin




Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$342.52 billion

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Overall MarketRank

2.42 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

61st out of 192 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hershey a buy right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Hershey stock.
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Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,160,000 shares, an increase of 16.8% from the March 31st total of 1,850,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,070,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
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How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 28th. The company reported $2.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.10 by $0.43. The firm earned $2.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.49 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 17.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 61.65%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.92 EPS.
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How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.901 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 19th.
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Is Hershey a good dividend stock?

Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Hershey is 46.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.57% next year. This indicates that Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hershey updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.91-$8.05 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $7.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.87 billion-$10.05 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.78 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

14 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $190.00 to $255.00. On average, they expect Hershey's stock price to reach $219.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.8%.
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Who are Hershey's key executives?
Hershey's management team includes the following people:
What is Michele Buck's approval rating as Hershey's CEO?

208 employees have rated Hershey CEO Michele Buck on Glassdoor.com. Michele Buck has an approval rating of 89% among Hershey's employees.

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

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 Vanguard Group Inc. (0.93%), BlackRock Inc. (0.88%), State Street Corp (0.48%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.20%), Northern Trust Corp (0.14%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.92%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Charles R Raup, Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, James Turoff, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , Toronto Dominion Bank, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., and Renaissance Technologies LLC. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Charles R Raup, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, James Turoff, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Eaton Vance Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Vanguard Group Inc., Candlestick Capital Management LP, and Royal Bank of Canada.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $225.41.

How much money does Hershey make?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $342.52 billion and generates $8.97 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.48 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.779990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Hershey have?

Hershey employs 18,990 workers across the globe.

Does Hershey have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Hershey: Allan Candy Company, Amplify Snack Brands Inc., Amplify Snack Brands2, Artisan Confections Company, Brookside Foods Ltd, CSH Foods Inc., Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Grupo Lorena, Hershey (China) Investment Management Co. Ltd., Hershey (Shanghai) Foods Research and Development Co. Ltd., Hershey (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Hershey Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Hershey Canada Inc., Hershey Caribe Inc., Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery LLC, Hershey Chocolate of Virginia LLC, Hershey Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Hershey India Private Limited, Hershey International LLC, Hershey Japan Co. Ltd., Hershey Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hershey Mexico S.A. de C.V., Hershey Netherlands B.V., Hershey Philippines Inc., Hershey Singapore Pte. Ltd., Hershey Trading GmbH, Hershey UK Finance Limited, Hershey UK Holding Limited, Hershey do Brasil Ltda., Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Joseph Schmidt Confections, Krave Pure Foods, Krave Pure Foods Inc., LH Foods Co. Limited (50 % ownership), Lotte Shanghai Foods Co. Ltd. (50% ownership), Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Nutrine Confectionery Company Private Limited, ONE Brands LLC, Pirate Brands, Reese Candy Corporation, Regional Operating HQ, Ripple Brand Collective LLC, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Servicios de Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Shanghai Golden Monkey, Tri-Us Inc., Van Houten (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Visagis, and Y&S Candies.

When was Hershey founded?

Hershey was founded in 1909.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 717-534-7873.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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