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NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$130.84
-1.61 (-1.22 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 01:38 AM ET)
Today's Range
$128.81
Now: $130.84
$135.51
50-Day Range
$111.43
MA: $147.31
$160.95
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $130.84
$162.20
Volume1.52 million shs
Average Volume1.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.44 billion
P/E Ratio24.01
Dividend Yield2.33%
Beta0.11
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$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.67 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,140
Market Cap$27.44 billion
Next Earnings Date4/23/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. Since then, HSY stock has decreased by 12.1% and is now trading at $130.84. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Hershey?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Hershey.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Hershey.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 30th. The company reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.04. The company earned $2.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.06 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 73.68% and a net margin of 14.40%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.26 EPS. View Hershey's earnings history.

How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 30th. Investors of record on Friday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, March 16th. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 20th. View Hershey's dividend history.

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

Hershey issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.13-6.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.15. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.15-8.31 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.20 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

18 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Hershey's share price to reach $145.53 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 11.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Hershey.

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about HSY stock have been trending very negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a daily sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutHershey.

Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totaling 3,120,000 shares, an increase of 8.3% from the February 13th total of 2,880,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 886,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Hershey's Current Options Chain.

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Boeing (BA), The Coca-Cola (KO) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • 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. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.69%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.15%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.44%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.17%), Bank of America Corp DE (0.78%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.72%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, David L Shedlarz, 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. View institutional ownership trends for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, PGGM Investments, Alliancebernstein L.P., Hexavest Inc., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, and Acadian Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Anthony J Palmer, 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, Terence L O'day, and West Mary E Stone. View insider buying and selling activity for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Schroder Investment Management Group, Bank of Montreal Can, State Street Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Stifel Financial Corp, Assetmark Inc., and AQR Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Hershey stock in the last two years include Damien Atkins, Steven E Voskuil, and Todd W Tillemans. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $130.84.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $27.44 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. Hershey employs 16,140 workers across the globe. View additional information about Hershey.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is http://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.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Hershey (NYSE HSY)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  545 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  823 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,368
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 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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