NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $109.35 +1.15 (+1.06 %) (As of 02/18/2019 03:02 PM ET)Previous Close$108.20Today's Range$108.76 - $109.9252-Week Range$89.10 - $110.30Volume2.18 million shsAverage Volume1.28 million shsMarket Capitalization$22.93 billionP/E Ratio20.40Dividend Yield2.67%Beta0.16 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 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. Receive HSY News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HSY and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Sugar & confectionery products Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:HSY Previous Symbol CUSIP42786610 Webwww.hersheys.com Phone717-534-4200Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.31 Current Ratio0.93 Quick Ratio0.60Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.40 Forward P/E Ratio19.32 P/E Growth2.27 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.79 billion Price / Sales2.94 Cash Flow$7.0685 per share Price / Cash Flow15.47 Book Value$6.71 per share Price / Book16.30Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.36 Net Income$1.18 billion Net Margins15.11% Return on Equity95.97% Return on Assets14.93%Miscellaneous Employees16,910 Outstanding Shares209,719,000Market Cap$22.93 billion OptionableOptionable 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.722 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 21st. View Hershey's Dividend History. How will Hershey's stock buyback program work? Hershey announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were Hershey's earnings last quarter? Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.27 by $0.01. The company earned $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. Hershey had a return on equity of 95.97% and a net margin of 15.11%. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.03 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 Thursday, April 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey. What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings? Hershey updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.63-5.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.65. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.87-8.02 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.95 billion.Hershey also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.63-5.74 EPS. What price target have analysts set for HSY? 13 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Hershey's share price to reach $100.8182 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hershey. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hershey? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hershey. Has Hershey been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about HSY stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hershey earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Hershey's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Hershey include Altria Group (MO), British American Tobacco (BTI), AMBEV S A/S (ABEV), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Unilever (UL), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Estee Lauder Companies (EL), Heineken (HEINY), RECKITT BENCKIS/S (RBGLY), JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (JAPAY), Danone (DANOY), PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY), Kimberly Clark (KMB) and Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). Who are Hershey's key executives? Hershey's management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)Ms. Patricia A. Little, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)Mr. Terence L. O'Day, Sr. VP and Chief Product Supply & Technology Officer (Age 69)Mr. Todd W. Tillemans, Pres of USMr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51) Who are Hershey's major shareholders? Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.56%), Hershey Trust Co. (1.81%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.65%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.04%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.94%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.89%). 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, Patricia A Little, Terence L O'day and Todd W Tillemans. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hershey. Which major investors are selling Hershey stock? HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hershey Trust Co., Two Sigma Advisers LP, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Scharf Investments LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P and Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include David L Shedlarz, Hershey Trust Co Trustee In Tr, Kevin R Walling, Michele Buck and Patricia A Little. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey. Which major investors are buying Hershey stock? HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Bessemer Group Inc., Jennison Associates LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $109.35. How big of a company is Hershey? Hershey has a market capitalization of $22.93 billion and generates $7.79 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.18 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.36 on an earnings per share basis. Hershey employs 16,910 workers across the globe. What is Hershey's official website? The official website for Hershey is http://www.hersheys.com. 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 (NYSE HSY)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 455 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 728 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,183MarketBeat'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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What strategies should day traders use to execute a trade?