Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $254.41

1.12 (+0.44%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where HSY ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.98% of US stocks.
  • HSY's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • HSY's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 12.75% of US stocks).

HSY Stock Summary

  • HSY has a market capitalization of $50,572,352,054 -- more than approximately 95.72% of US stocks.
  • HSY's went public 37.26 years ago, making it older than 93.5% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, HSY is more volatile than just 0.53% 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 CTAS, KHC, TT, GIS, and RELX.
  • HSY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit HERSHEY CO's official web site, go to www.thehersheycompany.com.

HSY Valuation Summary

  • HSY's price/sales ratio is 4.9; this is 145% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • HSY's price/earnings ratio has moved up 10.1 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HSY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HSY 2023-03-24 4.9 15.3 30.7 26.7
HSY 2023-03-23 4.8 15.1 30.3 26.3
HSY 2023-03-22 4.8 15.0 30.1 26.2
HSY 2023-03-21 4.8 15.0 30.2 26.3
HSY 2023-03-20 4.8 15.1 30.3 26.4
HSY 2023-03-17 4.8 15.0 30.2 26.3

HSY Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 66.52%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 44.67%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 3.22%.
HSY's revenue has moved up $2,412,213,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows HSY's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 10,419.29 2,327.837 1,644.817
2022-09-30 10,093.08 2,239.361 1,584.077
2022-06-30 9,724.77 2,179.005 1,629.517
2022-03-31 9,341.61 2,129.711 1,615.191
2021-12-31 8,971.337 2,082.884 1,477.512
2021-09-30 8,830.453 2,008.108 1,433.343

HSY's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • HSY has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 95.39% of graded US stocks.
  • HSY's asset turnover comes in at 0.968 -- ranking 24th of 59 Food Products stocks.
  • K, LNDC, and LANC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with HSY.

The table below shows HSY's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-10-03 0.968 0.453 0.247
2021-07-04 0.957 0.462 0.255
2021-04-04 0.926 0.462 0.247
2020-12-31 0.902 0.454 0.229
2020-09-27 0.914 0.455 0.229
2020-06-28 0.925 0.442 0.216

HSY Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of HSY, see our HSY price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $185.05 Average Broker Recommendation 1.75 (Moderate Buy)

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $254.41 52-week high $255.05
Prev. close $253.29 52-week low $201.42
Day low $253.33 Volume 764,800
Day high $255.05 Avg. volume 1,076,802
50-day MA $237.61 Dividend yield 1.64%
200-day MA $228.96 Market Cap 51.91B

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.

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Latest HSY News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about HERSHEY CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate HSY as an investment opportunity.

Hershey (HSY) Looks Appetizing on Pricing & Strategic Buyouts

Hershey (HSY) is undertaking strategic pricing initiatives to improve its performance. The company's focus on buyouts is yielding.

Yahoo | March 31, 2023

Hershey Snacks To Be Part Of NCAA Action For Years To Come - Salty Snacks Join Reese's In The Line-up

Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY) has inked a six-year extension with CBS Sports, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, and the NCAA as the official confectionary partner. In addition to Reese's, the renewed deal will include Hershey's salty snack brands, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels and SkinnyPop Popcorn as the official pretzel and popcorn partner of the NCAA. An official partner of the NCAA since 2009, Hershey will continue to leverage the relationship with advertising, including social and digital media, in-store

Yahoo | March 30, 2023

The Hershey Company Expands their Team through NCAA Partnership Extension

The tastiest duo in college sports is back! Today, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced a six-year extension with CBS Sports, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and the NCAA as the "Official Confectionary Partner." In addition to Hershey's number #1 brand, Reese's, the renewed deal will include Hershey's growing salty snack brands, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels and SkinnyPop Popcorn as the "Official Pretzel and Popcorn Partner" of the NCAA.

Yahoo | March 30, 2023

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights Hershey's, General Mills, Mondelez and Vital Farms

Hershey's, General Mills, Mondelez and Vital Farms are included in this Analyst Blog.

Yahoo | March 30, 2023

4 Stocks to Buy on Rebound in March Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence is rebounding, but the crisis is far from over. Investing in consumer staple stocks like The Hershey Company (HSY), General Mills (GIS), Mondelez International (MDLZ) and Vital Farms (VITL) would be a wise decision.

Yahoo | March 29, 2023

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo 6.72%
3-mo 10.34%
6-mo 14.32%
1-year 18.39%
3-year 105.00%
5-year 191.82%
YTD 10.34%
2022 21.86%
2021 29.58%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%

HSY Dividends

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