The Hershey Company (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

The Hershey Company (HSY)

Today's Latest Price: $137.46 USD

0.37 (-0.27%)

Updated Oct 30 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 58 in Food Makers

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HSY Stock Summary

  • HSY has a market capitalization of $28,671,739,935 -- more than approximately 93.1% of US stocks.
  • HSY's went public 34.85 years ago, making it older than 92.8% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, HSY is more volatile than merely 2.31% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to HSY, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are K, ADM, DLTR, ROST, and SWK.
  • Visit HSY's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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HSY Price/Volume Stats

Current price $137.46 52-week high $161.83
Prev. close $137.83 52-week low $109.88
Day low $135.83 Volume 783,864
Day high $138.21 Avg. volume 1,113,418
50-day MA $144.51 Dividend yield 2.34%
200-day MA $141.30 Market Cap 28.59B

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:
$137.46$157.85 14%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Hershey Co. To summarize, we found that Hershey Co ranked in the 48th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 14.67%. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Hershey Co ended up being:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 9.81; that's higher than 73.02% of US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector that have positive free 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 26.86% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as HSY, try USNA, THS, PM, KDP, and CAG.

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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.

The Hershey Halloween Squad is Here to Keep the Halloween Spirit Going in 2020

HERSHEY, Pa., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Halloween will undoubtably look different this year, so Hershey is guaranteeing Halloween fun no matter how you choose to celebrate. Introducing the first-ever Hershey Halloween Squad, a cadre of industry experts that hold the keys to an…

PR Newswire | October 1, 2020

Beer for dessert? Sure, now that you can take home Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter

Yuengling and Hershey's are bringing back their chocolate porte. But this time around, you can get it in bottles at the store.

USA Today | September 30, 2020

Yuengling collaboration beer with Hershey’s arrives in time for the holidays

The Hershey's Chocolate Porter was launched on draft last year for a limited run.

Lehigh Valley Live | September 29, 2020

Yuengling brewery and Hershey's team up for chocolate porter

Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter contains 4.7% ABV and "smooth chocolate tones," according to the brand.

Fox News | September 29, 2020

Here are Tuesday's biggest analyst calls of the day: Alphabet, RH, Hershey & more

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CNBC | September 29, 2020

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo -4.10%
3-mo -4.95%
6-mo 4.90%
1-year -4.38%
3-year 39.14%
5-year 74.92%
YTD -4.95%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%
2016 18.75%
2015 -12.02%

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