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Hershey (HSY) Competitors

-1.75 (-0.84%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Hershey stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Hershey include Fomento Económico Mexicano (FMX), General Mills (GIS), Corteva (CTVA), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Kenvue (KVUE), Constellation Brands (STZ), Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), Sysco (SYY), Ambev (ABEV), and Estée Lauder Companies (EL). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Hershey vs.

Fomento Económico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) and Hershey (NYSE:HSY) are both 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, analyst recommendations, community ranking, media sentiment, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Fomento Económico Mexicano presently has a consensus target price of $135.75, suggesting a potential upside of 16.13%. Hershey has a consensus target price of $213.06, suggesting a potential upside of 3.63%. Given Hershey's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Fomento Económico Mexicano is more favorable than Hershey.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fomento Económico Mexicano
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
13 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Fomento Económico Mexicano has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hershey has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Fomento Económico Mexicano$41.58BN/A$3.89B$3.6931.68

Hershey has a net margin of 18.13% compared to Hershey's net margin of 2.91%. Fomento Económico Mexicano's return on equity of 50.15% beat Hershey's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fomento Económico Mexicano2.91% 8.20% 3.81%
Hershey 18.13%50.15%16.67%

Hershey received 284 more outperform votes than Fomento Económico Mexicano when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.77% of users gave Fomento Económico Mexicano an outperform vote while only 53.17% of users gave Hershey an outperform vote.

Fomento Económico MexicanoOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
HersheyOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Fomento Económico Mexicano pays an annual dividend of $0.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Hershey pays an annual dividend of $5.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Fomento Económico Mexicano pays out 16.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hershey pays out 54.3% 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. Fomento Económico Mexicano has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Hershey has increased its dividend for 15 consecutive years. Hershey is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

In the previous week, Hershey had 18 more articles in the media than Fomento Económico Mexicano. MarketBeat recorded 18 mentions for Hershey and 0 mentions for Fomento Económico Mexicano. Fomento Económico Mexicano's average media sentiment score of 1.06 beat Hershey's score of 0.68 indicating that Hershey is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Overall Sentiment
Fomento Económico Mexicano Positive
Hershey Positive

58.0% of Hershey shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Fomento Económico Mexicano shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Hershey shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Hershey beats Fomento Económico Mexicano on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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HSY vs. The Competition

MetricHersheySugar & confectionery products IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$41.63B$9.04B$15.21B$17.94B
Dividend Yield2.63%1.88%2.76%3.45%
P/E Ratio20.4012.4518.0822.29
Price / Sales3.731.755.4910.49
Price / Cash17.7966.4734.6919.55
Price / Book10.133.726.285.99
Net Income$1.86B$517.95M$585.76M$973.33M
7 Day Performance0.21%-0.41%-0.23%-0.13%
1 Month Performance10.48%-0.60%4.40%5.38%
1 Year Performance-21.69%-9.98%6.18%21.38%

Hershey Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Fomento Económico Mexicano
2.9783 of 5 stars
General Mills
4.1884 of 5 stars
4.6634 of 5 stars
4.1459 of 5 stars
3.4416 of 5 stars
-26.7%$38.24B$15.44B25.6022,000Positive News
Constellation Brands
4.5593 of 5 stars
+6.7%$45.92B$10.71B26.7610,600Positive News
Keurig Dr Pepper
4.1734 of 5 stars
+6.7%$46.04B$14.93B21.9121,700Dividend Announcement
Positive News
4.8404 of 5 stars
+3.0%$37.51B$76.32B18.3772,000Positive News
2.9612 of 5 stars
-19.4%$36.55B$15.97B12.2142,774High Trading Volume
Estée Lauder Companies
4.5699 of 5 stars
-33.6%$47.59B$15.91B74.5662,000Positive News

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This page (NYSE:HSY) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by Staff

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