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NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, Forecast & News

$150.85
+1.88 (+1.26 %)
(As of 01/21/2020 03:12 AM ET)
Today's Range
$149.30
Now: $150.85
$151.23
50-Day Range
$143.96
MA: $147.64
$150.85
52-Week Range
$100.80
Now: $150.85
$162.20
Volume879,443 shs
Average Volume638,299 shs
Market Capitalization$31.56 billion
P/E Ratio24.85
Dividend Yield2.05%
Beta0.05
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. Read More…

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$7.79 billion
Cash Flow$7.07 per share
Book Value$6.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.18 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,420
Market Cap$31.56 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Tuesday, October 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.773 per share on Monday, December 16th. This represents a $3.09 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 21st. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 24th. The company reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.60 by $0.01. The company earned $2.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 16.18% and a return on equity of 77.39%. The firm's revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.55 earnings per share. View Hershey's Earnings History.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

How can I listen to Hershey's earnings call?

Hershey will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 30th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

Hershey updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.68-5.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.76. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $7.99 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

14 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Hershey's share price to reach $145.71 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hershey.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hershey?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 12 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hershey.

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about HSY stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Hershey.

Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a decline in short interest in the month of December. As of December 13th, there was short interest totalling 3,110,000 shares, a decline of 9.6% from the November 28th total of 3,440,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 910,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the 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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), The Coca-Cola (KO), Boeing (BA), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Hershey's major shareholders?

Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include PGGM Investments (0.13%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.09%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.04%), Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%) and Pennsylvania Trust Co (0.03%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, 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 PGGM Investments, Hexavest Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Central Bank & Trust Co. and Pensionfund DSM Netherlands. 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, 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 for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Sciencast Management LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Arden Trust Co, Accurate Investment Solutions Inc. and Fulton Breakefield Broenniman 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 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 $150.85.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $31.56 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.36 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,420 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Hershey.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is http://www.hersheys.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:  518 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  793 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,311
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 1/21/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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