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The Hershey Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.04 (+0.69 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $150.87
50-Day Range
MA: $147.50
52-Week Range
Now: $150.87
Volume1.00 million shs
Average Volume1.10 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.40 billion
P/E Ratio26.47
Dividend Yield2.15%
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, Bubble Yum, SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty, Oatmega, Paqui, ONE, 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.91 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Sugar & confectionery products
Sub-IndustryPackaged Foods & Meats



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.99 billion
Cash Flow$7.91 per share
Book Value$9.94 per share


Net Income$1.15 billion


Market Cap$31.40 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Estimated)
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The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Frequently Asked Questions

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 (WHO). Since then, HSY stock has increased by 1.4% and is now trading at $150.87.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of The Hershey?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Hershey in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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, February 4th 2021.
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How were The Hershey's earnings last quarter?

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 11th. The company reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.72 by $0.14. The firm earned $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.16 billion. The Hershey had a net margin of 14.87% and a return on equity of 70.30%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.61 earnings per share.
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How often does The Hershey pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Hershey?

The Hershey announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.804 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $3.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 19th.
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What guidance has The Hershey issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Hershey issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.18-6.24 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.03.

What price target have analysts set for HSY?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for The Hershey's shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $172.00. On average, they expect The Hershey's share price to reach $149.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.1%.
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Are investors shorting The Hershey?

The Hershey saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,790,000 shares, a decrease of 13.5% from the October 15th total of 2,070,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 768,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's stock are short sold.
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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).

Who are The Hershey's key executives?

The Hershey's management team includes the following people:
  • Ms. Michele Gross Buck, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58, Pay $4.09M)
  • Mr. Steven E. Voskuil, Sr. VP, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.42M)
  • Mr. Damien Atkins, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 49, Pay $1.66M)
  • Ms. Melissa Poole, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Rob Gehring, Global Chief Sales Officer
  • Mr. Christopher M Scalia, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 44)
  • Mr. Steven C. Schiller, Pres of International
  • Doug Straton, Chief Digital Commerce Officer
  • Mr. Jason Reiman, Sr. VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Charles R. Raup, Pres of U.S. (Age 52)

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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.78%), State Street Corp (3.64%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (0.79%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.75%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.61%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.59%). 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 BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, KBC Group NV, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. Company insiders that have sold The Hershey company stock in the last year include Jason Reiman, Michele Buck, and Pamela M Arway.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Hershey stock?

HSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Champlain Investment Partners LLC, US Bancorp DE, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Morgan Stanley, and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is The Hershey's stock price today?

One share of HSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $150.87.

How big of a company is The Hershey?

The Hershey has a market capitalization of $31.40 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. The Hershey employs 16,140 workers across the globe.

What is The Hershey's official website?

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

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 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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