The Hershey Company (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

The Hershey Company (HSY)

Today's Latest Price: $142.27 USD

2.03 (-1.41%)

Updated Aug 5 8:04pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 56 in Food Makers

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HSY Stock Summary

  • HSY has a market capitalization of $30,017,645,451 -- more than approximately 93.63% of US stocks.
  • Hershey Co's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.88% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, HSY is more volatile than only 2.76% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Hershey Co are MOD, SHW, LECO, RUSHA, and JELD.
  • HSY's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Hershey Co's official web site, go to
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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $142.27 52-week high $162.20
Prev. close $144.30 52-week low $109.88
Day low $141.95 Volume 709,462
Day high $144.90 Avg. volume 1,269,133
50-day MA $134.58 Dividend yield 2.14%
200-day MA $141.82 Market Cap 29.59B

The Hershey Company (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:
$142.27$131.09 -9%

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 46th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 8.5%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for HSY, they are:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 9.81 -- which is good for besting 75.3% 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 2%; for context, that number is higher than 29.62% of tickers in our DCF set.

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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: A Fairly Valued Blue-Chip

In a COVID-19 business environment that is fraught with uncertainty, it is especially important to focus on acquiring shares of high-quality dividend paying stocks that are trading at or below fair value. Within the confines of high-quality dividend stocks, one can look no further than Hershey (HSY), which has been...

Kody's Dividends on Seeking Alpha | July 27, 2020

Hershey thinks there will be trick-or-treating this Halloween despite COVID-19

Hershey Co. undefined is confident that consumers will want to take their kids trick-or-treating this Halloween despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "It is…

MarketWatch | July 27, 2020

Hershey lands higher estimates from BofA after solid quarter (NYSE:HSY)

Bank of America keeps a Neutral rating on Hershey (NYSE:HSY) after taking in the company's Q2 earnings report. "2Q20 results reflected HSY's ability to dri

Seeking Alpha | July 24, 2020

Hershey reports profitable sales growth in North America despite pandemic

Hershey (HSY) reports organic constant currency net sales decreased 3.5% in Q2. Volume was a 7 point headwind, driven by COVID-19 pressures.The net impact of acquisitions and divestitures on net sales was a 0.8 point benefit, while foreign currency exchange was a 0.7 point headwind.Segment sales: North America: $1.58B (+1%); International & other: $123.5M...

Seeking Alpha | July 23, 2020

Hershey hopeful COVID-19 will not haunt Halloween sales

Hershey Co said on Thursday it was optimistic about crucial Halloween candy sales this year with retailers still placing orders, despite concerns that a resurgence in COVID-19 cases would discourage kids from going trick-or-treating.

Reuters | July 23, 2020

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo 9.90%
3-mo 9.64%
6-mo -7.85%
1-year -3.40%
3-year 45.91%
5-year 79.11%
YTD -2.16%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%
2016 18.75%
2015 -12.02%

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