NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$92.67 +0.76 (+0.83 %)
(As of 06/24/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$92.67
Today's Range$91.93 - $93.15
52-Week Range$89.10 - $115.82
Volume997,693 shs
Average Volume1.36 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.23 billion
P/E Ratio19.47
Dividend Yield2.86%
Hershey logoThe 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
SectorConsumer Staples


Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.08
Current Ratio0.61
Quick Ratio0.40


Trailing P/E Ratio19.47
Forward P/E Ratio17.35
P/E Growth2.31

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.52 billion
Price / Sales2.58
Cash Flow$7.1120 per share
Price / Cash13.03
Book Value$4.42 per share
Price / Book20.97


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.76
Net Income$782.98 million
Net Margins13.25%
Return on Equity113.86%
Return on Assets17.28%


Outstanding Shares209,270,000

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.656 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 24th. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How will Hershey's stock buyback program work?

Hershey announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.94 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 13.25% and a return on equity of 113.86%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.31 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 Tuesday, July, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

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

Hershey issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $5.33-5.43 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.36. The company issued revenue guidance of lower end of $7.89-8.04 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.96 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Hershey's stock. Their predictions range from $80.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's share price to reach $102.4375 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Hershey.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Hershey stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Hershey stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Hershey underperformed the industry year to date and earnings estimates for 2018 and 2019 have also decreased over the last 60 days, reflecting analyst’s concern. Hershey’s revenue growth has remained tepid for quite some time now. China business continues to hurt the company’s result. Soft international sales due to macro headwinds, changing consumer shopping habits and intense competition from the broader snacking environment in the United States were mainly responsible for the sales results. Also, high freight and logistics costs as well as additional investments in trade and packaging are hurting margins. However, we are encouraged by the company's growth in its core brands, successful innovation and progress in multi-year productivity, and cost-saving initiatives." (6/5/2018)
  • 2. Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "We admire CLX’s lean operating structure, strong market shares in midsize categories, and track record of an innovation­driven top line. However, we view weak category growth as both a near­term and long­term headwind to growth, and, as such, see the risk­reward at these levels as less than compelling." (2/2/2018)

Who are some of Hershey's key competitors?

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 US
  • Mr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50)

Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about HSY stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hershey earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.34 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Hershey's major shareholders?

Hershey's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.49%), Schroder Investment Management Group (1.02%), Northern Trust Corp (0.95%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.46%), American Century Companies Inc. (0.45%) and Newport Trust Co (0.42%). 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 and Terence L O'day. 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 Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Korea Investment CORP, Rothschild Asset Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Newport Trust Co and Swiss National Bank. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include D Michael Wege, David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Javier H Idrovo and Michele Buck. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey.

Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schroder Investment Management Group, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Victory Capital Management Inc.. 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 $92.67.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $19.23 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.

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 (HSY)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  388 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  661 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,049
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 6/24/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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