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Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.84 (+2.71%)
(As of 07/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.09 million shs
Average Volume
1.12 million shs
Market Capitalization
$335.81 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Hershey Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
0.9% Downside
$219.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.99% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.13mentions of Hershey in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$107.59 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $8.03 to $8.66 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

1.90 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

51st out of 196 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

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About Hershey (NYSE:HSY)

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products and pantry items in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks, and International. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products, including mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items comprising spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, mixes, popcorn, and protein bars. 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, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Bubble Yum, Lily's, SkinnyPop, Pirates Booty, Paqui, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels, and ONE Bar brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, and Sofit 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 company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

HSY Stock News Headlines

Why Hershey's May Deliver a Sweet Surprise This Earnings Season
As investors look forward to the second quarter earnings season, they should take a close look at The Hershey Company. The company's latest quarterly results shows that it is retaining pricing power
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sugar & confectionery products
Packaged Foods & Meats
Year Founded

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
14 Analysts


Net Income
$1.48 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.97 billion
Cash Flow
$8.77 per share
Book Value
$13.38 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$335.81 billion

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Hershey Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Hershey stock right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" Hershey stock.
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What is Hershey's stock price forecast for 2022?

14 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Hershey's shares. Their HSY stock forecasts range from $190.00 to $255.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's share price to reach $219.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.9%.
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How has Hershey's stock price performed in 2022?

Hershey's stock was trading at $193.47 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, HSY stock has increased by 14.2% and is now trading at $221.00.
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Are investors shorting Hershey?

Hershey saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,110,000 shares, an increase of 34.1% from the May 15th total of 2,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,080,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.9 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Hershey's next earnings date?

Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 4th 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Hershey

How were Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) posted its earnings results on Thursday, April, 28th. The company reported $2.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.10 by $0.43. The firm earned $2.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.49 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 17.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 61.65%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.92 earnings per share.
View Hershey's earnings history

How often does Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hershey?

Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 20th will be given a dividend of $0.901 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $3.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 19th.
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Is Hershey a good dividend stock?

Hershey(NYSE:HSY) pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.67%. 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 46.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.57% next year. This indicates that Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View Hershey's dividend history.

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

Hershey updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.91-$8.05 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.95. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.87 billion-$10.05 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.78 billion.

Who are Hershey's key executives?

Hershey's management team includes the following people:

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."

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 $221.00.

How much money does Hershey make?

Hershey (NYSE:HSY) has a market capitalization of $335.81 billion and generates $8.97 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.48 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.779990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Hershey have?

Hershey employs 18,990 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.
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When was Hershey founded?

Hershey was founded in 1909.

How can I contact Hershey?

Hershey's mailing address is 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033. The official website for Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.com. The company can be reached via phone at (717) 534-4200, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 717-534-7873.

This page (NYSE:HSY) was last updated on 7/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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