NYSE:HSY - Hershey Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $103.90 +0.45 (+0.43 %) (As of 09/24/2018 03:55 AM ET)Previous Close$103.90Today's Range$103.68 - $104.7452-Week Range$89.10 - $115.82Volume1.37 million shsAverage Volume1.03 million shsMarket Capitalization$21.74 billionP/E Ratio21.83Dividend Yield2.78%Beta0.32 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNYSE:HSY CUSIP42786610 Webwww.hersheys.com Phone717-534-4200 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.05 Current Ratio0.94 Quick Ratio0.58 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio21.83 Forward P/E Ratio19.38 P/E Growth2.21 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.52 billion Price / Sales2.89 Cash Flow$7.0536 per share Price / Cash14.73 Book Value$4.42 per share Price / Book23.51 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.76 Net Income$782.98 million Net Margins13.40% Return on Equity108.82% Return on Assets16.04% Miscellaneous Employees16,910 Outstanding Shares209,250,000Market Cap$21.74 billion 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 Thursday, July 26th. Investors of record on Friday, August 24th will be given a dividend of $0.722 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 23rd. This is an increase from Hershey's previous quarterly dividend of $0.66. View Hershey's Dividend History. How will Hershey's stock buyback program work? Hershey announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Thursday, October 26th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The company reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.74 billion. Hershey had a net margin of 13.40% and a return on equity of 108.82%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.09 EPS. View Hershey's Earnings History. When is Hershey's next earnings date? Hershey is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Hershey. What guidance has Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings? Hershey issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.33-5.43 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.32. What price target have analysts set for HSY? 18 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Hershey's stock. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $130.00. On average, they anticipate Hershey's stock price to reach $102.5882 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Hershey. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hershey? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hershey in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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, "Hershey remains on track with constant innovations, which are expected to contribute to its 2018 performance. Further, the company is progressing well with international growth and is accelerating its business in key markets like China, India, Brazil and Mexico. Additionally, we commend the company’s focus on productivity improvements and cost savings. To this end, the company is likely to gain from its Margin for Growth program, which is aimed at improving operating margin. We also expect these efforts to uplift Hershey’s shares that have lagged the industry in three months. The company has been witnessing tepid revenue growth for a while. Soft sales due to changing consumer shopping habits and intense competition from the broader snacking environment in the United States were largely responsible. Also, high freight and logistics costs as well as additional investments in trade and packaging remain threats to margins." (7/4/2018) 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? Some companies that are related to Hershey include AMBEV S A/S (ABEV), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Unilever (UL), Mondelez International (MDLZ), RECKITT BENCKIS/S (RBGLY), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Heineken (HEINY), Estee Lauder Companies (EL), JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (JAPAY), Danone (DANOY), PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY), Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B (STZ.B), Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A (STZ), Kimberly Clark (KMB) and SYSCO (SYY). 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 USMr. Javier H. Idrovo, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50) Who are Hershey's major shareholders? Hershey's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.44%), FMR LLC (2.43%), Schroder Investment Management Group (1.13%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.08%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.05%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.93%). 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 major investors are selling Hershey stock? HSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Troy Asset Management Ltd, American Century Companies Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Rothschild Asset Management Inc., Bartlett & Co. LLC and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. Company insiders that have sold Hershey company stock in the last year include D Michael Wege, David L Shedlarz, Javier H Idrovo, Kevin R Walling and Michele Buck. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hershey. Which major investors are buying Hershey stock? HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Scharf Investments LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, BTIM Corp. and Van ECK Associates Corp. 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 $103.90. How big of a company is Hershey? Hershey has a market capitalization of $21.74 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. 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: 432 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 709 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,141MarketBeat'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 9/24/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What does relative strength index mean?