The Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.35 (-0.78 %)
(As of 09/21/2021 02:04 PM ET)
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Volume9,351 shs
Average Volume881,761 shs
Market Capitalization$35.46 billion
P/E Ratio25.01
Dividend Yield2.06%
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About The Hershey

The Hershey Co. engages in the manufacture and market of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: North America; and International and Other. The North America segment is responsible for the traditional chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery market position of the company, as well as its grocery and snacks market positions, in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment is the combination of all other operating segments which are not individually material, including those geographic regions where the company operates outside of North America. Its brands include Hershey's, Reese's, and Kisses. The company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, PA.


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Overall MarketRank

2.58 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

47th out of 179 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Hershey a buy right now?

12 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Hershey in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" The Hershey stock.
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When is The Hershey's next earnings date?

The Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, November 5th 2021.
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How were The Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) posted its earnings results on Thursday, July, 29th. The company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.05. The company earned $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.85 billion. The Hershey had a net margin of 16.52% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 63.62%.
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How has The Hershey's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

The Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY stock has increased by 16.1% and is now trading at $172.67.
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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 Thursday, July 29th. Investors of record on Friday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.901 per share on Wednesday, September 15th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 19th. This is a boost from The Hershey's previous quarterly dividend of $0.80.
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Is The Hershey a good dividend stock?

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.06%. The Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Hershey is 57.23%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 48.19% 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 updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.790-$6.920 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.890. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.64 billion-$8.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.59 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

12 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for The Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $149.00 to $194.00. On average, they expect The Hershey's share price to reach $178.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Hershey's key executives?

The Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Michele G. Buck, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Steven E. Voskuil, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • William C. Papa, Chief Research & Development Officer, Senior VP
  • Christopher M. Scalia, Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP
  • James Turoff, Secretary, Senior VP & General Counsel

What is Michele Buck's approval rating as The Hershey's CEO?

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

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).

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.01%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.45%), State Street Corp (3.35%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.55%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.39%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.16%). Company insiders that own The Hershey stock include Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kevin R Walling, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway 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 BlackRock Inc., Swiss National Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Federated Hermes Inc., Citadel Advisors LLC, and Wells Fargo & Company MN. Company insiders that have sold The Hershey company stock in the last year include Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are buying The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., Amundi, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Marathon Asset Management LLP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, Man Group plc, and State Street Corp.
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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.
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What is The Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $172.67.

How much money does The Hershey make?

The Hershey has a market capitalization of $35.58 billion and generates $8.15 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.29 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Hershey have?

The Hershey employs 16,040 workers across the globe.

Does The Hershey have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The 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 The Hershey founded?

The Hershey was founded in 1909.

What is The Hershey's official website?

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

Where are The Hershey's headquarters?

The Hershey is headquartered at 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033.

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 9/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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