NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $109.03 +1.12 (+1.04 %) (As of 12/13/2018 02:24 AM ET)Previous Close$107.91Today's Range$108.01 - $109.4652-Week Range$89.10 - $115.82Volume1.05 million shsAverage Volume1.23 million shsMarket Capitalization$22.47 billionP/E Ratio22.91Dividend Yield2.70%Beta0.18 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Golden Monkey, Munching Monkey, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, Sofit, SkinnyPop, Oatmega, Paqui, 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. Receive HSY News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HSY and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Sugar & confectionery products Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:HSY Previous Symbol CUSIP42786610 Webwww.hersheys.com Phone717-534-4200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.60 Current Ratio1.01 Quick Ratio0.69 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.91 Forward P/E Ratio20.30 P/E Growth2.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.52 billion Price / Sales3.04 Cash Flow$7.1777 per share Price / Cash Flow15.19 Book Value$4.42 per share Price / Book24.67 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.76 Net Income$782.98 million Net Margins13.20% Return on Equity102.30% Return on Assets15.40% Miscellaneous Employees16,910 Outstanding Shares209,720,000Market Cap$22.47 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Thursday, October 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.722 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $2.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 20th. View Hershey's Dividend History. How will Hershey's stock buyback program work? Hershey announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Hershey's earnings last quarter? Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) posted its earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.55. The business had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.08 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 102.30% and a net margin of 13.20%. View Hershey's Earnings History. When is Hershey's next earnings date? Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey. What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings? Hershey issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.33-5.43 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.36. What price target have analysts set for HSY? 16 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $124.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's stock price to reach $102.9333 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hershey. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hershey? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 11 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? News headlines about HSY stock have been trending very positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a media sentiment score of 3.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Hershey's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Hershey include Diageo (DEO), British American Tobacco (BTI), AMBEV S A/S (ABEV), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Unilever (UL), Kraft Heinz (KHC), RECKITT BENCKIS/S (RBGLY), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Heineken (HEINY), JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (JAPAY), Estee Lauder Companies (EL), Danone (DANOY), PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY), Kimberly Clark (KMB) and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). Who are Hershey's key executives? Hershey's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)Ms. Patricia A. Little, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)Mr. Terence L. O'Day, Sr. VP and Chief Product Supply & Technology Officer (Age 68)Mr. Todd W. Tillemans, Pres of USMr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50) Who are Hershey's major shareholders? Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.05%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.18%), FMR LLC (2.67%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.04%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.95%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.94%). 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, Patricia A Little, Terence L O'day and Todd W Tillemans. 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 Panagora Asset Management Inc., Schroder Investment Management Group, Alliancebernstein L.P., Morgan Stanley, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp and Deutsche Bank AG. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck and Patricia A Little. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey. Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock? HSY stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, American Century Companies Inc., FMR LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, First Trust Advisors LP and Soros Fund Management LLC. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Hershey's stock price today? One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $109.03. How big of a company is Hershey? Hershey has a market capitalization of $22.47 billion and generates $7.52 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $782.98 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.76 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,910 workers across the globe. 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 100 CRYSTAL A DRIVE P O BOX 810-EXTERNAL RPTG & COMPLIANCE, HERSHEY PA, 17033. The company can be reached via phone at 717-534-4200. MarketBeat Community Rating for Hershey (NYSE HSY)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 446 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 722 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,168MarketBeat'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 12/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies issue stock splits?