About Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
The Hershey Company is a producer of chocolate in North America. The Company's principal product offerings include chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites and mixes. Its segments include North America, and International and Other. The North America segment includes its chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery business, as well as its grocery and snacks business. This includes developing and growing its business in chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery, pantry, food service and other snacking product lines. The Company distributes and sells confectionery products in export markets of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions. As of December 31, 2016, the Company marketed, sold and distributed its products under more than 80 brand names in approximately 70 countries across the world.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Food Processing
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorNon-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
Trailing P/E Ratio32.2291666666667
Forward P/E Ratio22.56
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$7.44 billion
Price / Sales3.07
Cash Flow$5.86 per share
Price / Cash18.49
Book Value$3.90 per share
Price / Book27.77
Net Income$720.04 million
Return on Equity124.06%
Return on Assets19.16%
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.656 per share on Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. View Hershey's Dividend History.
How will Hershey's stock buyback program work?
Hershey announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?
Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 26th. The company reported $1.33 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.01 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 124.06% and a net margin of 9.52%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.29 earnings per share. View Hershey's Earnings History.
When will Hershey make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?
Hershey updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.72-4.81 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.82.
Where is Hershey's stock going? Where will Hershey's stock price be in 2018?
13 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $90.00 to $130.00. On average, they expect Hershey's stock price to reach $113.54 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Hershey.
Who are some of Hershey's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Hershey include General Mills (GIS), Kraft Heinz Foods (HNZ), Associated British Foods (ABF), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Kellogg (K), Conagra Brands (CAG), Campbell Soup (CPB), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Bunge (BG), Ingredion (INGR), AdvancePierre Foods (APFH), Darling Ingredients (DAR), B&G Foods (BGS), Central Garden & Pet (CENT), Cranswick (CWK), Greencore Group (GNC), MGP Ingredients (MGPI) and Bakkavor Group (BAKK).
Who are Hershey's key executives?
Hershey's management team includes the folowing people:
- John P. Bilbrey, Chairman of the Board (Age 60)
- Michele G. Buck, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 55)
- Patricia A. Little, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 56)
- Steven Schiller, President of International – Schiller
- Todd W Tillemans, President - U.S
- Kevin R. Walling, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (Age 51)
- Terence L O'Day, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Supply and Technology Officer (Age 67)
- D. Michael Wege, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer (Age 54)
- Leslie M. Turner, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary (Age 59)
- Mary Beth West, Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer (Age 53)
Who owns Hershey stock?
Hershey's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.31%), Davis R M Inc. (0.10%), Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC (0.07%), Fruth Investment Management (0.02%), Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX (0.01%) and Bath Savings Trust Co (0.01%). 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 and Terence L O'day. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hershey.
Who sold Hershey stock? Who is selling Hershey stock?
Hershey's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Davis R M Inc., Fruth Investment Management, SL Advisors LLC and Wendell David Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include D Michael Wege, David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling, Leslie M Turner, Michele Buck and Terence L O'day. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.
Who bought Hershey stock? Who is buying Hershey stock?
Hershey's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC, Atria Investments LLC, Bath Savings Trust Co, E&G Advisors LP and Hutchens Investment Management Inc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.
How do I buy Hershey stock?
Shares of Hershey 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 Hershey stock can currently be purchased for approximately $108.29.
How big of a company is Hershey?
Hershey has a market capitalization of $22.82 billion and generates $7.44 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $720.04 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.36 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 17,980 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Hershey?
Hershey's mailing address is 100 Crystal a Dr, PO Box 810-EXTERNAL, HERSHEY, PA 17033-9524, United States. The company can be reached via phone at +1-717-5344200.
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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.15||2.33||2.23||2.07|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
8 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
8 Hold Rating(s)
4 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
9 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$113.54||$114.25||$111.54||$108.79|
|Price Target Upside: ||3.91% upside||0.10% upside||3.81% upside||2.25% upside|
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Consensus Price Target History
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 1/17/2016 forward)
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Hershey (NYSE HSY) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|10/26/2017||Q3 2017||$1.29||$1.33||$2.01 billion||$2.03 billion||View||N/A|
|7/26/2017||Q2 2017||$0.90||$1.09||$1.65 billion||$1.66 billion||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||$1.26||$1.31||$1.89 billion||$1.88 billion||View||N/A|
|2/3/2017||Q416||$1.08||$1.17||$1.98 billion||$1.97 billion||View||Listen|
|10/28/2016||Q316||$1.18||$1.29||$1.15 billion||$2.00 billion||View||Listen|
|7/28/2016||Q216||$0.78||$0.85||$1.61 billion||$1.64 billion||View||Listen|
|4/26/2016||Q116||$1.07||$1.10||$1.91 billion||$1.83 billion||View||Listen|
|1/28/2016||Q415||$1.05||$1.08||$1.99 billion||$1.91 billion||View||Listen|
|10/28/2015||Q315||$1.13||$1.17||$1.98 billion||$1.96 billion||View||Listen|
|8/7/2015||Q215||$0.75||$0.78||$1.62 billion||$1.58 billion||View||Listen|
|4/23/2015||Q115||$1.15||$1.09||$1.96 billion||$1.94 billion||View||Listen|
|1/29/2015||Q414||$1.06||$1.04||$2.07 billion||$2.01 billion||View||Listen|
|10/29/2014||Q314||$1.08||$1.05||$1.97 billion||$1.96 billion||View||Listen|
|7/24/2014||Q214||$0.76||$0.76||$1.60 billion||$1.58 billion||View||Listen|
|4/24/2014||Q114||$1.14||$1.15||$1.91 million||$1.87 million||View||Listen|
|1/30/2014||Q413||$0.86||$0.86||$1.89 billion||$1.96 billion||View||Listen|
|10/24/2013||Q313||$1.00||$1.03||$1.88 billion||$1.85 billion||View||Listen|
|7/25/2013||Q2 2013||$0.71||$0.72||$1.51 billion||$1.51 billion||View||Listen|
|4/25/2013||Q1 2013||$1.04||$1.09||$1.84 billion||$1.83 billion||View||Listen|
|1/31/2013||Q4 2012||$0.75||$0.74||$1.71 billion||$1.75 billion||View||Listen|
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Earnings Estimates
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.8 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.21 EPS
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||12/15/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||7.70% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||77.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
54.58% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.29% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Hershey (NYSE HSY) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.92%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 51.26%
Hershey (NYSE HSY) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|12/26/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$114.95||$45,980.00||164,097|| |
|11/27/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$108.00||$43,200.00||164,497|| |
|11/13/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||15,517||$108.18||$1,678,629.06|| |
|11/9/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$108.00||$43,200.00||164,897|| |
|10/16/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$110.26||$121,286.00|| |
|10/11/2017||Javier H Idrovo||VP||Sell||15,132||$110.04||$1,665,125.28|| |
|9/27/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$108.00||$43,200.00||165,297|| |
|9/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$109.43||$120,373.00||27,666|| |
|9/7/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$108.00||$43,200.00||165,697|| |
|8/24/2017||Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr||Major Shareholder||Sell||4,500,000||$106.01||$477,045,000.00|| |
|8/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$105.90||$116,490.00||27,766|| |
|7/26/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$108.00||$43,200.00||166,097|| |
|7/17/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$105.45||$115,995.00||27,866|| |
|6/26/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||400||$110.11||$44,044.00||166,497|| |
|6/19/2017||Leslie M Turner||SVP||Sell||6,373||$112.00||$713,776.00||80,909|| |
|6/16/2017||Terence L O'day||SVP||Sell||2,806||$115.12||$323,026.72||35,028|| |
|6/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$114.04||$125,444.00||27,966|| |
|6/9/2017||Terence L O'day||SVP||Sell||37,875||$113.88||$4,313,205.00||75,303|| |
|6/1/2017||Kevin R Walling||SVP||Sell||22,065||$115.06||$2,538,798.90||54,789|| |
|5/31/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||14,440||$115.55||$1,668,542.00||42,506|| |
|5/31/2017||David L Shedlarz||Director||Sell||4,500||$115.45||$519,525.00||15,342|| |
|5/18/2017||Javier H Idrovo||VP||Sell||5,249||$110.00||$577,390.00||36,259|| |
|5/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$106.99||$117,689.00||28,066|| |
|5/12/2017||Terence L O'day||SVP||Sell||7,678||$107.00||$821,546.00||37,428|| |
|5/1/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||2,507||$108.00||$270,756.00||169,404|| |
|4/18/2017||Javier H Idrovo||VP||Sell||4,496||$110.00||$494,560.00||35,506|| |
|4/17/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$108.29||$119,119.00||28,166|| |
|4/3/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||2,000||$108.93||$217,860.00||168,897|| |
|3/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$108.72||$119,592.00||28,505|| |
|3/1/2017||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||2,000||$108.60||$217,200.00||158,199|| |
|2/15/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$108.11||$118,921.00||26,088|| |
|2/7/2017||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||4,500||$108.00||$486,000.00||159,710|| |
|1/17/2017||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$104.82||$115,302.00||26,188|| |
|1/3/2017||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||2,000||$103.84||$207,680.00||157,210|| |
|12/27/2016||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$103.57||$113,927.00||26,788|| |
|12/22/2016||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||6,500||$104.38||$678,470.00||157,210|| |
|11/8/2016||Leslie M Turner||SVP||Sell||40,128||$102.22||$4,101,884.16||91,622|| |
|11/7/2016||Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr||Major Shareholder||Buy||49,500||$101.60||$5,029,200.00||12,753,421|| |
|10/28/2016||Javier H Idrovo||VP||Sell||6,448||$100.00||$644,800.00||34,396|| |
|10/28/2016||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||4,000||$103.00||$412,000.00||159,210|| |
|10/17/2016||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$96.40||$106,040.00||26,988|| |
|8/15/2016||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$111.41||$122,551.00||27,188|| |
|7/15/2016||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$108.43||$119,273.00||27,288|| |
|6/30/2016||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||13,500||$107.31||$1,448,685.00||168,710|| |
|6/15/2016||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,100||$96.51||$106,161.00||27,388|| |
|6/13/2016||Kevin R Walling||SVP||Sell||13,568||$96.12||$1,304,156.16||43,783|| |
|6/9/2016||Michele Buck||COO||Sell||10,369||$96.47||$1,000,297.43||165,579|| |
|5/16/2016||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$92.26||$101,486.00||27,488|| |
|4/15/2016||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$92.32||$101,552.00||27,588|| |
|3/15/2016||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$92.00||$101,200.00||27,688|| |
|2/16/2016||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$90.00||$99,000.00||27,787|| |
|2/1/2016||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$90.00||$99,000.00||24,350|| |
|12/24/2015||D Michael Wege||CAO||Sell||1,100||$90.28||$99,308.00||24,450|| |
|11/13/2015||Hershey Trust Co||Major Shareholder||Sell||190,000||$83.82||$15,925,800.00||199,000|| |
|8/28/2015||Kevin R Walling||SVP||Sell||3,000||$90.00||$270,000.00||20,165|| |
|7/7/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$91.00||$111,020.00|| |
|5/1/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$92.40||$112,728.00|| |
|4/1/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$100.27||$122,329.40|| |
|3/18/2015||Humberto P Alfonso||Insider||Sell||25,000||$101.00||$2,525,000.00|| |
|3/2/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$103.62||$126,416.40|| |
|2/23/2015||Richard M Mcconville||CAO||Sell||6,388||$106.19||$678,341.72|| |
|2/20/2015||Leslie M Turner||SVP||Sell||7,963||$107.17||$853,394.71|| |
|2/9/2015||James E Nevels||Director||Sell||2,200||$105.00||$231,000.00|| |
|2/2/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$102.01||$124,452.20|| |
|1/16/2015||Terence L O'day||SVP||Sell||12,500||$110.00||$1,375,000.00|| |
|1/2/2015||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$104.33||$127,282.60|| |
|12/2/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$100.16||$122,195.20|| |
|11/28/2014||Humberto P Alfonso||Insider||Sell||13,255||$99.00||$1,312,245.00|| |
|11/26/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||5,000||$98.07||$490,350.00|| |
|11/17/2014||Humberto P Alfonso||Insider||Sell||29,455||$96.63||$2,846,236.65|| |
|11/11/2014||Richard M Mcconville||CAO||Sell||5,650||$96.52||$545,338.00|| |
|11/4/2014||David W Tacka||CFO||Sell||21,253||$95.94||$2,039,012.82|| |
|11/3/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$96.00||$117,120.00|| |
|10/1/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$95.07||$115,985.40|| |
|9/8/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$91.00||$111,020.00|| |
|8/4/2014||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,220||$88.82||$108,360.40|| |
|7/30/2014||James E Nevels||Director||Sell||1,000||$90.73||$90,730.00|| |
|7/28/2014||Humberto P Alfonso||Insider||Sell||16,000||$92.17||$1,474,720.00|| |
|6/17/2014||Kevin R Walling||SVP||Sell||4,218||$97.80||$412,520.40|| |
|3/17/2014||John Bilbrey||CEO||Sell||102,615||$105.60||$10,836,144.00||134,146|| |
|2/25/2014||Terence O'day||SVP||Sell||26,137||$107.74||$2,816,000.38||25,507|| |
|2/20/2014||John Bilbrey||CEO||Sell||15,000||$107.54||$1,613,100.00||154,881|| |
|2/14/2014||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||13,668||$105.00||$1,435,140.00||77,437|| |
|12/2/2013||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,120||$96.74||$108,348.80||26,334|| |
|11/1/2013||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,120||$99.35||$111,272.00|| |
|10/28/2013||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||16,900||$100.00||$1,690,000.00|| |
|9/3/2013||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,120||$92.64||$103,756.80||29,034|| |
|8/2/2013||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||10,369||$97.00||$1,005,793.00||77,437|| |
|7/23/2013||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||12,144||$93.03||$1,129,756.32|| |
|7/1/2013||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,120||$89.42||$100,150.40|| |
|6/17/2013||Kevin R Walling||SVP||Sell||5,225||$89.61||$468,212.25|| |
|6/3/2013||D Michael Wege||SVP||Sell||1,120||$89.01||$99,691.20|| |
|5/15/2013||Michele Buck||Insider||Sell||15,184||$90.00||$1,366,560.00|| |
|2/25/2013||John P Bilbrey||CEO||Sell||26,000||$81.54||$2,120,040.00|| |
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