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NYSE:HSY

Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

$200.35
+1.19 (+0.60%)
(As of 01/21/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$199.95
$202.89
50-Day Range
$175.51
$199.64
52-Week Range
$143.58
$202.89
Volume
1.00 million shs
Average Volume
909,348 shs
Market Capitalization
$41.27 billion
P/E Ratio
29.12
Dividend Yield
1.81%
Beta
0.43
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About Hershey

The Hershey Co. engages in the manufacture and market of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: North America; and International and Other. The North America segment is responsible for the traditional chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery market position of the company, as well as its grocery and snacks market positions, in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment is the combination of all other operating segments which are not individually material, including those geographic regions where the company operates outside of North America. Its brands include Hershey's, Reese's, and Kisses. The company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, PA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-Industry
Packaged Foods & Meats
CUSIP
42786610
Employees
16,880
Year Founded
1909

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.15 billion
Cash Flow
$7.82 per share
Book Value
$10.75 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$1.28 billion
Pretax Margin
19.45%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
205,345,000
Market Cap
$41.27 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/28/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/18/2021
Dividend Payable
12/15/2021
Today
1/21/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.75 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

25th out of 184 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hershey a buy right now?

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Hershey stock.
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How has Hershey's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, HSY shares have increased by 34.7% and is now trading at $200.35.
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 3rd 2022.
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How can I listen to Hershey's earnings call?

Hershey will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 3rd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 412-317-6671 with passcode "13721578".

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 28th. The company reported $2.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.00 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.36 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.33 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 16.23% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 62.43%. The business's revenue was up 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.86 EPS.
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How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 19th will be given a dividend of $0.901 per share on Wednesday, December 15th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 18th.
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Is Hershey a good dividend stock?

Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.81%. Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Hershey is 52.33%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 47.12% next year. This indicates that Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

Hershey issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.980-$7.110 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.910. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.80 billion-$8.88 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.82 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

8 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $187.00 to $205.00. On average, they expect Hershey's share price to reach $193.88 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%.
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Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Michele G. Buck, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Steven E. Voskuil, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • William C. Papa, Chief Research & Development Officer, Senior VP
  • Christopher M. Scalia, Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior VP
  • James Turoff, Secretary, Senior VP & General Counsel (LinkedIn Profile)

What is Michele Buck's approval rating as Hershey's CEO?

208 employees have rated Hershey CEO Michele Buck on Glassdoor.com. Michele Buck has an approval rating of 89% among Hershey's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Hershey own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Hershey investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Chevron (CVX), Procter & Gamble (PG), Coca-Cola (KO), Walmart (WMT) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Nordea Investment Management AB (0.57%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.10%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.07%), Rheos Capital Works Inc. (0.03%), LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Charles R Raup, Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, James Turoff, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., DNB Asset Management AS, Royal London Asset Management Ltd., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, SevenBridge Financial Group LLC, Parallel Advisors LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Charles R Raup, Christopher M Scalia, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, James Turoff, Jason Reiman, Jennifer Mccalman, Kristen J Riggs, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which major investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rheos Capital Works Inc., Northstar Advisory Group LLC, CX Institutional, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Stonnington Group LLC, Wealthfront Advisers LLC, J2 Capital Management Inc, and M. Kulyk & Associates LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $200.35.

How much money does Hershey make?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $41.27 billion and generates $8.15 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.88 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Hershey have?

Hershey employs 16,880 workers across the globe.

Does Hershey have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Hershey: Allan Candy Company, Amplify Snack Brands Inc., Amplify Snack Brands2, Artisan Confections Company, Brookside Foods Ltd, CSH Foods Inc., Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Grupo Lorena, Hershey (China) Investment Management Co. Ltd., Hershey (Shanghai) Foods Research and Development Co. Ltd., Hershey (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Hershey Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Hershey Canada Inc., Hershey Caribe Inc., Hershey Chocolate & Confectionery LLC, Hershey Chocolate of Virginia LLC, Hershey Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Hershey India Private Limited, Hershey International LLC, Hershey Japan Co. Ltd., Hershey Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Hershey Mexico S.A. de C.V., Hershey Netherlands B.V., Hershey Philippines Inc., Hershey Singapore Pte. Ltd., Hershey Trading GmbH, Hershey UK Finance Limited, Hershey UK Holding Limited, Hershey do Brasil Ltda., Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Joseph Schmidt Confections, Krave Pure Foods, Krave Pure Foods Inc., LH Foods Co. Limited (50 % ownership), Lotte Shanghai Foods Co. Ltd. (50% ownership), Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation, Nutrine Confectionery Company Private Limited, ONE Brands LLC, Pirate Brands, Reese Candy Corporation, Regional Operating HQ, Ripple Brand Collective LLC, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Servicios de Hersmex S. de R.L. de C.V., Shanghai Golden Monkey, Tri-Us Inc., Van Houten (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Visagis, and Y&S Candies.

When was Hershey founded?

Hershey was founded in 1909.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.com.

Where are Hershey's headquarters?

Hershey is headquartered at 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033.

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 or via fax at 717-534-7873.


This page was last updated on 1/21/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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