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NYSE:HSYHershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$130.26
+2.23 (+1.74 %)
(As of 05/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$127.60
Now: $130.26
$130.56
50-Day Range
$128.03
MA: $136.63
$146.46
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $130.26
$162.20
Volume899,979 shs
Average Volume1.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$27.10 billion
P/E Ratio24.62
Dividend Yield2.37%
Beta0.17
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.0Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.26 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples
CUSIP42786610
Phone717-534-4200

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.77 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,140
Market Cap$27.10 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY shares have decreased by 12.4% and is now trading at $130.26. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Hershey?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 15 hold ratings and 3 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, July 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Hershey.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 23rd. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.08. The business earned $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.09 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 13.94% and a return on equity of 71.52%. The firm's revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.59 earnings per share. 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, April 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, May 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, June 15th. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 21st. View Hershey's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's share price to reach $143.06 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.8% 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 somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutHershey.

Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,020,000 shares, a decrease of 14.2% from the April 30th total of 3,520,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,370,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 2.1% of the company's stock are sold short. 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), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), Coca-Cola (KO), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.52%), State Street Corp (3.75%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.39%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.06%), Invesco Ltd. (0.84%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.81%). Company insiders that own 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. 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 APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, First Trust Advisors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, and Alberta Investment Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, Terence L O'day, and West Mary E Stone. View insider buying and selling activity for Hershey.

Which major investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Unigestion Holding SA, AJO LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Swiss National Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Advisory Research Inc., and Hexavest Inc.. 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 $130.26.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $27.10 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.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is 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.

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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