NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$113.25 +0.83 (+0.74 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$112.42
Today's Range$112.53 - $113.40
52-Week Range$89.10 - $113.40
Volume783,484 shs
Average Volume1.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.61 billion
P/E Ratio21.13
Dividend Yield2.57%
Beta0.14
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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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$7.1496 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,420
Market Cap$23.61 billion
Next Earnings Date4/25/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.722 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 21st. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How will Hershey's stock buyback program work?

Hershey announced that its board has approved a stock buyback program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 31st. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.01. The company earned $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 15.11% and a return on equity of 95.97%. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.03 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, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

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

Hershey updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.63-5.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.65. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.87-8.02 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.95 billion.Hershey also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.63-5.74 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Hershey's stock. Their predictions range from $85.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's share price to reach $100.8182 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.0%. 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 3 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hershey.

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about HSY stock have trended negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a daily sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Intel (INTC), Home Depot (HD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Boeing (BA) and General Electric (GE).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Ms. Patricia A. Little, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • 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. 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 BlackRock Inc. (6.56%), FMR LLC (2.93%), Hershey Trust Co. (1.81%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.65%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.04%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.94%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include D Michael Wege, David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Leslie M Turner, Michele Buck, Patricia A Little, Terence L O'day and Todd W Tillemans. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hershey.

Which major investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hershey Trust Co., American Century Companies Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Scharf Investments LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, APG Asset Management N.V. and Voloridge Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck and Patricia A Little. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.

Which major investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Bessemer Group Inc. and Jennison Associates LLC. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $113.25.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $23.61 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.

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:  459 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  734 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,193
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 3/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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