Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $159.64

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HSY Stock Summary

  • Hershey Co's market capitalization of $32,771,517,247 is ahead of 92.37% of US-listed equities.
  • Hershey Co's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.84% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, HSY is more volatile than just 0.89% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Hershey Co, a group of peers worth examining would be SWK, ROK, GIS, TT, and PAYX.
  • HSY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Hershey Co's official web site, go to www.thehersheycompany.com.

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $159.64 52-week high $161.71
Prev. close $158.19 52-week low $125.50
Day low $159.58 Volume 119,683
Day high $161.00 Avg. volume 962,096
50-day MA $153.12 Dividend yield 2.04%
200-day MA $147.29 Market Cap 33.07B

Hershey Co. (HSY) Company Bio

Hershey Company sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, sundae syrups, and beverages, snack items, including spreads, and gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums. The company was founded in 1894 and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

HSY Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$159.64$65.98 -58%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Hershey Co with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Hershey Co ranked in the 34th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for HSY, they are:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 11.03 -- which is good for besting 69.49% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector with positive cash flow).
  • HSY's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 27.63% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Ian Bezek on Seeking Alpha | April 11, 2021

Should You Be Impressed By The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) ROE?

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Yahoo | April 6, 2021

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Easter is just around the proverbial corner, and the holiday means a great many things to different people. For investors, Easter offers the chance to take a second look at companies that traditionally enjoy an increase in holiday-related product sales. Let's consider four stocks that have a distinctive connection to the Easter holiday. Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY ): Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year, according to the National Confectioner's Association, and the Hershey brand is perennially popular during this season. And it seems that investors also have a sweet tooth for the company: Two weeks ago, Piper Sandler analyst Michael Lavery upgraded Hershey’s stock rating from Neutral to Overweight with a price target lifted from $147 to $175. What was the caus...

Benzinga | April 1, 2021

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Yahoo | March 29, 2021

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Everyone loves a little mystery, so the TWIZZLERS brand is bringing some fun and flavor by launching the first-ever TWIZZLERS Twists Mystery Flavor. The new flavor is sure to be the most delicious mystery of 2021 and is the perfect snack for consumers to chew on.

Yahoo | March 29, 2021

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo 4.01%
3-mo 8.11%
6-mo 7.63%
1-year 14.44%
3-year 76.89%
5-year 92.15%
YTD 5.36%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%
2016 18.75%

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