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NYSE:HSY

The Hershey Competitors

$145.19
-0.46 (-0.32 %)
(As of 03/1/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$144.72
Now: $145.19
$147.91
50-Day Range
$145.11
MA: $148.44
$152.99
52-Week Range
$109.88
Now: $145.19
$161.04
Volume1.18 million shs
Average Volume995,037 shs
Market Capitalization$30.08 billion
P/E Ratio25.47
Dividend Yield2.21%
Beta0.31

Competitors

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) Vs. MDLZ, GIS, HRL, TSN, MKC, and K

Should you be buying HSY stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "packaged foods & meats" are considered alternatives and competitors to The Hershey, including Mondelez International (MDLZ), General Mills (GIS), Hormel Foods (HRL), Tyson Foods (TSN), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), and Kellogg (K).

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.1% of The Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of Mondelez International shares are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of The Hershey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Mondelez International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Hershey and Mondelez International's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12
Mondelez International$25.87 billion2.93$3.87 billion$2.4721.72

Mondelez International has higher revenue and earnings than The Hershey. Mondelez International is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Mondelez International pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Mondelez International pays out 51.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Hershey has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Mondelez International has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Mondelez International is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Hershey and Mondelez International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Hershey18802.41
Mondelez International011402.93

The Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. Mondelez International has a consensus price target of $63.7143, suggesting a potential upside of 18.74%. Given Mondelez International's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Mondelez International is more favorable than The Hershey.

Profitability

This table compares The Hershey and Mondelez International's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%
Mondelez International11.99%13.92%5.72%

Volatility and Risk

The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mondelez International has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Mondelez International beats The Hershey on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.1% of The Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.2% of General Mills shares are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of The Hershey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of General Mills shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Hershey and General Mills' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12
General Mills$17.63 billion1.90$2.18 billion$3.6115.16

General Mills has higher revenue and earnings than The Hershey. General Mills is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. General Mills pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. General Mills pays out 56.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Hershey has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and General Mills has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Hershey and General Mills, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Hershey18802.41
General Mills17702.40

The Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. General Mills has a consensus price target of $62.8750, suggesting a potential upside of 14.86%. Given General Mills' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe General Mills is more favorable than The Hershey.

Profitability

This table compares The Hershey and General Mills' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%
General Mills13.16%28.60%7.76%

Volatility and Risk

The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, General Mills has a beta of 0.57, suggesting that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Hershey beats General Mills on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.1% of The Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.8% of Hormel Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of The Hershey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Hormel Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Hershey and Hormel Foods' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12
Hormel Foods$9.61 billion2.60$908.08 million$1.6627.92

The Hershey has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Hormel Foods. The Hershey is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hormel Foods, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Hormel Foods pays an annual dividend of $0.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hormel Foods pays out 59.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Hershey has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Hormel Foods has raised its dividend for 53 consecutive years. The Hershey is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Hershey and Hormel Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Hershey18802.41
Hormel Foods17001.88

The Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. Hormel Foods has a consensus price target of $45.8571, suggesting a potential downside of 1.04%. Given The Hershey's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe The Hershey is more favorable than Hormel Foods.

Profitability

This table compares The Hershey and Hormel Foods' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%
Hormel Foods9.45%14.55%10.04%

Volatility and Risk

The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hormel Foods has a beta of -0.06, suggesting that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Hershey beats Hormel Foods on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Tyson Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.78 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Tyson Foods pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Hershey has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Tyson Foods has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years. Tyson Foods is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.1% of The Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.7% of Tyson Foods shares are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of The Hershey shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Tyson Foods shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Hershey and Tyson Foods' revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12
Tyson Foods$43.19 billion0.58$2.14 billion$5.6412.15

Tyson Foods has higher revenue and earnings than The Hershey. Tyson Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tyson Foods has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Hershey and Tyson Foods' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%
Tyson Foods4.96%13.79%6.01%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for The Hershey and Tyson Foods, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Hershey18802.41
Tyson Foods05502.50

The Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. Tyson Foods has a consensus price target of $75.75, suggesting a potential upside of 10.52%. Given Tyson Foods' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Tyson Foods is more favorable than The Hershey.

The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) and McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Hershey and McCormick & Company, Incorporated's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12
McCormick & Company, Incorporated$5.35 billion4.22$702.70 million$2.6731.67

The Hershey has higher revenue and earnings than McCormick & Company, Incorporated. The Hershey is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than McCormick & Company, Incorporated, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. McCormick & Company, Incorporated pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Hershey has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years. The Hershey is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

52.1% of The Hershey shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.5% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.4% of The Hershey shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.0% of McCormick & Company, Incorporated shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares The Hershey and McCormick & Company, Incorporated's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%
McCormick & Company, Incorporated13.75%20.93%7.24%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for The Hershey and McCormick & Company, Incorporated, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Hershey18802.41
McCormick & Company, Incorporated24302.11

The Hershey presently has a consensus price target of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a consensus price target of $81.5556, suggesting a potential downside of 3.54%. Given The Hershey's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe The Hershey is more favorable than McCormick & Company, Incorporated.

Volatility & Risk

The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, McCormick & Company, Incorporated has a beta of 0.44, meaning that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Hershey beats McCormick & Company, Incorporated on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kellogg (NYSE:K) and The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kellogg and The Hershey's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kellogg$13.58 billion1.44$960 million$3.9414.44
The Hershey$7.99 billion3.77$1.15 billion$5.7825.12

The Hershey has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Kellogg. Kellogg is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Hershey, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Kellogg pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. The Hershey pays an annual dividend of $3.22 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Kellogg pays out 57.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Hershey pays out 55.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Kellogg has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and The Hershey has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

86.1% of Kellogg shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.1% of The Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Kellogg shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.4% of The Hershey shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Kellogg and The Hershey's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Kellogg8.80%41.23%7.61%
The Hershey14.87%70.30%14.48%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Kellogg and The Hershey, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Kellogg18202.09
The Hershey18802.41

Kellogg presently has a consensus target price of $66.0909, suggesting a potential upside of 16.13%. The Hershey has a consensus target price of $155.0714, suggesting a potential upside of 6.81%. Given Kellogg's higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Kellogg is more favorable than The Hershey.

Risk & Volatility

Kellogg has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Hershey has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

The Hershey beats Kellogg on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


The Hershey Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Mondelez International logo
MDLZ
Mondelez International
2.6$53.66-0.9%$75.77 billion$25.87 billion24.61
General Mills logo
GIS
General Mills
2.1$54.74-0.5%$33.47 billion$17.63 billion14.04
Hormel Foods logo
HRL
Hormel Foods
2.2$46.34-0.1%$25.02 billion$9.61 billion27.75Decrease in Short Interest
Tyson Foods logo
TSN
Tyson Foods
2.3$68.54-1.3%$25.02 billion$43.19 billion11.70
McCormick & Company, Incorporated logo
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
1.7$84.55-0.3%$22.57 billion$5.35 billion29.88
Kellogg logo
K
Kellogg
1.9$56.91-0.4%$19.57 billion$13.58 billion16.45
Conagra Brands logo
CAG
Conagra Brands
2.1$34.15-0.6%$16.68 billion$11.05 billion15.04
Campbell Soup logo
CPB
Campbell Soup
1.9$45.52-0.1%$13.79 billion$8.69 billion7.82
The J. M. Smucker logo
SJM
The J. M. Smucker
2.1$112.06-0.1%$12.79 billion$7.80 billion14.52Earnings Announcement
Analyst Revision
Post logo
POST
Post
1.7$97.83-1.8%$6.30 billion$5.70 billion-3,259.91
Pilgrim's Pride logo
PPC
Pilgrim's Pride
1.7$23.32-4.0%$5.68 billion$11.41 billion30.68
Lancaster Colony logo
LANC
Lancaster Colony
2.0$177.35-1.5%$4.89 billion$1.33 billion36.64Dividend Announcement
Flowers Foods logo
FLO
Flowers Foods
1.3$21.82-0.3%$4.62 billion$4.12 billion47.43
The Hain Celestial Group logo
HAIN
The Hain Celestial Group
1.5$42.32-0.3%$4.23 billion$2.05 billion162.77
Sanderson Farms logo
SAFM
Sanderson Farms
1.9$157.11-2.9%$3.51 billion$3.56 billion124.69Earnings Announcement
J & J Snack Foods logo
JJSF
J & J Snack Foods
1.6$160.27-0.9%$3.04 billion$1.02 billion168.71
TreeHouse Foods logo
THS
TreeHouse Foods
1.2$50.06-0.1%$2.80 billion$4.29 billion-500.60
Tootsie Roll Industries logo
TR
Tootsie Roll Industries
0.9$30.95-0.5%$2.05 billion$523.62 million35.43Dividend Cut
Decrease in Short Interest
B&G Foods logo
BGS
B&G Foods
1.7$30.79-1.5%$1.98 billion$1.66 billion15.24Decrease in Short Interest
Cal-Maine Foods logo
CALM
Cal-Maine Foods
1.7$38.22-0.3%$1.86 billion$1.35 billion27.90
Calavo Growers logo
CVGW
Calavo Growers
1.7$79.02-4.8%$1.40 billion$1.06 billion-101.31
John B. Sanfilippo & Son logo
JBSS
John B. Sanfilippo & Son
1.5$88.34-2.1%$1.01 billion$880.09 million18.84
Seneca Foods logo
SENEA
Seneca Foods
0.9$54.84-0.7%$497.29 million$1.34 billion5.94
Farmer Bros. logo
FARM
Farmer Bros.
1.2$8.52-8.3%$151.41 million$501.32 million-3.01Increase in Short Interest
Lifeway Foods logo
LWAY
Lifeway Foods
0.9$5.82-2.1%$90.82 million$93.66 million22.39Gap Down
This page was last updated on 3/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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