Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $184.00

4.05 (-2.15%)

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $184.00 52-week high $276.88
Prev. close $188.05 52-week low $178.82
Day low $181.16 Volume 2,715,138
Day high $186.77 Avg. volume 1,814,691
50-day MA $190.69 Dividend yield 2.92%
200-day MA $211.57 Market Cap 37.53B

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  • Quality is the dimension where HSY ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 92.8% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for HSY is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 26 weeks.
  • HSY ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 13th percentile.

HSY Stock Summary

  • HERSHEY CO's market capitalization of $39,230,931,619 is ahead of 93.42% of US-listed equities.
  • HSY's went public 38.03 years ago, making it older than 92.92% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • Of note is the ratio of HERSHEY CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.07% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to HERSHEY CO are GWW, PAYX, ROST, CCEP, and GIS.
  • Visit HSY's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.thehersheycompany.com.

HSY Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, HSY's price/sales ratio is 247.37% higher, now standing at 3.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, HSY's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HSY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HSY 2023-12-22 3.3 9.4 19.6 17.7
HSY 2023-12-21 3.3 9.3 19.4 17.5
HSY 2023-12-20 3.3 9.3 19.2 17.4
HSY 2023-12-19 3.3 9.4 19.6 17.7
HSY 2023-12-18 3.3 9.4 19.5 17.6
HSY 2023-12-15 3.3 9.4 19.5 17.6

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)

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 Co CFO Steven Voskuil Sells 1,500 Shares

Steven Voskuil, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), sold 1,500 shares of the company on December 26, 2023, according to a recent SEC Filing.

Yahoo | December 28, 2023

Hershey (HSY) on Track With Pricing Actions Amid Higher Costs

Hershey (HSY) is undertaking strategic pricing initiatives to counter a rising cost environment. The company regularly brings innovation to its core brands to meet consumer demand.

Yahoo | December 27, 2023

Hershey's bitter ending to 2023 shows innovation will be key to success in 2024, says analyst

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Yahoo | December 23, 2023

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo -6.24%
3-mo -1.39%
6-mo -11.38%
1-year -21.06%
3-year 29.88%
5-year 82.47%
YTD -0.60%
2023 -17.88%
2022 21.86%
2021 29.58%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%

HSY Dividends

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