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

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$91.91 +0.05 (+0.05 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$91.86
Today's Range$91.68 - $92.46
52-Week Range$89.10 - $115.82
Volume1.22 million shs
Average Volume1.28 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.24 billion
P/E Ratio19.31
Dividend Yield2.85%
Beta0.34
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
SymbolNYSE:HSY
CUSIP42786610
Phone717-534-4200

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.31
Forward P/E Ratio17.21
P/E Growth2.31

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.52 billion
Price / Sales2.56
Cash Flow$7.0537 per share
Price / Cash13.03
Book Value$4.42 per share
Price / Book20.79

Profitability

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

Miscellaneous

Employees16,910
Outstanding Shares209,270,000

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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th. View Hershey's Dividend History.

How will Hershey's stock buyback program work?

Hershey announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.01. The business earned $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 13.25% and a return on equity of 113.86%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.31 EPS. View Hershey's Earnings History.

When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey.

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

Hershey updated 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 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's stock price to reach $102.4375 in the next twelve months. 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?

News coverage about HSY stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hershey earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.95 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

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 bought 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 $91.91.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $19.24 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:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  659 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,046
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 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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