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The Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.04 (+0.71 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $148.46
50-Day Range
MA: $150.30
52-Week Range
Now: $148.46
Volume1.19 million shs
Average Volume599,051 shs
Market Capitalization$30.90 billion
P/E Ratio26.05
Dividend Yield2.15%
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, Bubble Yum, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Oatmega, Paqui, ONE, and Krave brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, 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 Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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Overall MarketRank

1.92 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

37th out of 247 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

2nd out of 5 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.69 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share


Net Income$1.15 billion


Market Cap$30.90 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Confirmed)
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The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Hershey's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY shares have decreased by 0.2% and is now trading at $148.46.
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Is The Hershey a buy right now?

18 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" The Hershey stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HSY, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Hershey?

Wall Street analysts have given The Hershey a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Hershey wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is The Hershey's next earnings date?

The Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How can I listen to The Hershey's earnings call?

The Hershey will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 4th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were The Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 11th. The company reported $1.86 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.72 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.16 billion. The Hershey had a return on equity of 70.30% and a net margin of 14.87%. The company's revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.61 earnings per share.
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How often does The Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Hershey?

The Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, November 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.804 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 19th.
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Is The Hershey a good dividend stock?

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.18%. The Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 8 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Hershey is 55.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 49.09% next year. This indicates that The Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Hershey issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.18-6.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.03.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for The Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $172.00. On average, they anticipate The Hershey's share price to reach $152.53 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting The Hershey?

The Hershey saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,890,000 shares, a drop of 37.0% from the December 15th total of 3,000,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 807,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares are sold short.
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Who are some of The Hershey's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Hershey own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other The Hershey investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Chevron (CVX), The Procter & Gamble (PG), The Coca-Cola (KO), Walmart (WMT) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are The Hershey's key executives?

The Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $4.09M)
  • Mr. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.42M)
  • Mr. Damien Atkins, Sr. VP (Age 50, Pay $1.66M)
  • Ms. Melissa Poole, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James Turoff, VP & Acting Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Rob Gehring, Global Chief Sales Officer
  • Mr. Christopher M Scalia, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Steven C. Schiller, Pres of International
  • Doug Straton, Chief Digital Commerce Officer
  • Mr. Jason Reiman, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 49)

What is The Hershey's stock symbol?

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

Who are The Hershey's major shareholders?

The Hershey's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.12%), Hexavest Inc. (0.03%), LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI (0.03%), Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE (0.03%), Raymond James Trust N.A. (0.02%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%). Company insiders that own The Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, 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.
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Which major investors are selling The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Raymond James Trust N.A., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Bath Savings Trust Co, Huntington National Bank, Fruth Investment Management, and Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold The Hershey company stock in the last year include Jason Reiman, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are buying The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Strategic Investment Advisors MI, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Private Trust Co. NA, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Rowland Carmichael Advisors Inc. ADV, and LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI. Company insiders that have bought The Hershey stock in the last two years include Damien Atkins, Steven E Voskuil, and Todd W Tillemans.
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How do I buy shares of The 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.

What is The Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $148.46.

How big of a company is The Hershey?

The Hershey has a market capitalization of $30.90 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. The Hershey employs 14,520 workers across the globe.

What is The Hershey's official website?

The official website for The Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.com.

How can I contact The Hershey?

The 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 1/16/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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