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Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

$138.92
-1.58 (-1.12 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$138.12
Now: $138.92
$141.52
50-Day Range
$140.50
MA: $146.39
$149.59
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $138.92
$161.83
Volume1.57 million shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$28.90 billion
P/E Ratio27.24
Dividend Yield2.29%
Beta0.18
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 Krave, Popwell, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Boot, Oatmega, Paqui, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, Sofit, 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.93 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats
CUSIP42786610
Phone717-534-4200

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.42 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.15 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees16,140
Market Cap$28.90 billion
Next Earnings Date10/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$138.92
-1.58 (-1.12 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Hershey's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Hershey's stock was trading at $148.77 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, HSY stock has decreased by 6.6% and is now trading at $138.92.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Hershey?

16 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 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 22nd 2020.
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How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 23rd. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.71 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.74 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 13.50% and a return on equity of 70.65%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.31 earnings per share.
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How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.804 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 20th. This is a boost from Hershey's previous quarterly dividend of $0.77.
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What price target have analysts set for HSY?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $170.00. On average, they expect Hershey's stock price to reach $145.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.6% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,580,000 shares, an increase of 12.2% from the August 15th total of 2,300,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,060,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Chevron (CVX), Coca-Cola (KO), Procter & Gamble (PG), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the following 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)

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 BlackRock Inc. (7.92%), Vanguard Group Inc. (6.56%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.78%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.72%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.67%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.64%). Company insiders that own Hershey stock include Anthony J Palmer, Damien Atkins, Hershey Trust Co, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, 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.
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Which institutional investors are selling Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., FMR LLC, Glenmede Trust Co. NA, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., AJO LP, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and Man Group plc. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Jason Reiman, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck, Pamela M Arway, and West Mary E Stone.
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Which institutional investors are buying Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, and TD Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Hershey stock in the last two years include Damien Atkins, Steven E Voskuil, and Todd W Tillemans.
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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 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 $138.92.

How big of a company is Hershey?

Hershey has a market capitalization of $28.90 billion and generates $7.99 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.15 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.78 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,140 workers across the globe.

What is Hershey's official website?

The official website for Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.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.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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