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The Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.92 (-1.30 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $145.65
50-Day Range
MA: $148.82
52-Week Range
Now: $145.65
Volume1.05 million shs
Average Volume990,236 shs
Market Capitalization$30.32 billion
P/E Ratio25.55
Dividend Yield2.18%
The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells confectionery products and pantry items. 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, Bubble Yum, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Oatmega, Paqui, ONE Bar, and Krave brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, 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 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
Year Founded1909



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.55 per share
Book Value$8.36 per share


Net Income$1.15 billion


Market Cap$30.32 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

1.85 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

46th out of 300 stocks

Sugar & Confectionery Products Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-1.92 (-1.30 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Hershey a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Hershey in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" The Hershey stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HSY, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Hershey?

Wall Street analysts have given The Hershey a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Hershey wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting The Hershey?

The Hershey saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 1,390,000 shares, a drop of 23.6% from the January 28th total of 1,820,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 931,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is The Hershey's next earnings date?

The Hershey is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 22nd 2021.
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How were The Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 3rd. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.43 by $0.06. The business earned $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.12 billion. The Hershey had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 70.30% and a net margin of 14.87%. The firm's revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.28 earnings per share.
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How has The Hershey's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

The 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 decreased by 2.1% and is now trading at $145.65.
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How often does The Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Hershey?

The Hershey declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.804 per share on Monday, March 15th. This represents a $3.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 18th.
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Is The Hershey a good dividend stock?

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.18%. The Hershey has been increasing its dividend for 9 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of The Hershey is 55.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Hershey will have a dividend payout ratio of 49.01% next year. This indicates that The Hershey will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Hershey issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of +6-8% yr/yr for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.58. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-4% yr/yr, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.32 billion.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

17 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for The Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $175.00. On average, they anticipate The Hershey's stock price to reach $155.07 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.5% from the stock's current price.
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Who are The Hershey's key executives?

The Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $4.09M)
  • Mr. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.42M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Melissa Poole, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James Turoff, VP & Acting Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Rob Gehring, Global Chief Sales Officer
  • Mr. Christopher M Scalia, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 45) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Steven C. Schiller, Pres of International (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Doug Straton, Chief Digital Commerce Officer
  • Mr. Jason Reiman, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 49) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Charles R. Raup, Pres of U.S. (Age 53) (LinkedIn Profile)

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

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

Who are some of The Hershey's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of The Hershey own?

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

What is The Hershey's stock symbol?

The Hershey trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HSY."

Who are The Hershey's major shareholders?

The Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.43%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.62%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.04%), Northern Trust Corp (0.92%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.78%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.72%). Company insiders that own The 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 The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vontobel Asset Management Inc., Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Eaton Vance Management. Company insiders that have sold The Hershey company stock in the last year include Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Ossiam, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought The 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 The 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 The Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $145.65.

How much money does The Hershey make?

The Hershey has a market capitalization of $30.32 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.

How many employees does The Hershey have?

The Hershey employs 16,140 workers across the globe.

Does The Hershey have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The 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 The Hershey founded?

The Hershey was founded in 1909.

What is The Hershey's official website?

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

Where are The Hershey's headquarters?

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

How can I contact The Hershey?

The 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 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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