Hershey Co. (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

Hershey Co. (HSY): $234.73

2.85 (+1.23%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where HSY ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.04% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for HSY is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • HSY's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 13.82% of US stocks).

HSY Stock Summary

  • HERSHEY CO's market capitalization of $47,708,359,655 is ahead of 95.35% of US-listed equities.
  • HSY's went public 36.94 years ago, making it older than 93.49% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of HERSHEY CO's share price is greater than that of just 0.95% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to HERSHEY CO are PAYX, TT, LULU, CTAS, and ROST.
  • 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

  • HSY's price/sales ratio is 4.7; this is 370% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, HSY's price/earnings ratio has gone down 7.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for HSY.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
HSY 2022-11-28 4.7 15.5 30.1 25.8
HSY 2022-11-25 4.7 15.5 30.3 25.9
HSY 2022-11-23 4.7 15.4 30.1 25.8
HSY 2022-11-22 4.7 15.4 30.1 25.8
HSY 2022-11-21 4.7 15.4 30.1 25.8
HSY 2022-11-18 4.6 15.0 29.2 25.1

HSY Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 42.72%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -27.45%.
  • The year over year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -70.14%.
HSY's revenue has moved up $2,652,903,000 over the prior 70 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
2022-09-30 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
2021-06-30 8,690.443 2,103.262 1,435.699

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 $234.73 52-week high $241.45
Prev. close $231.88 52-week low $177.74
Day low $231.37 Volume 741,200
Day high $234.89 Avg. volume 1,017,756
50-day MA $227.91 Dividend yield 1.76%
200-day MA $220.68 Market Cap 48.14B

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 strives for Excellence in Food Safety

Hershey maintains some of the highest food safety production standards in the industry.

Yahoo | November 29, 2022

The Hershey Company's (NYSE:HSY) large institutional owners must be happy as stock continues to impress, up 6.8% over the past week

To get a sense of who is truly in control of The Hershey Company ( NYSE:HSY ), it is important to understand the...

Yahoo | November 23, 2022

5 Biggest Chewing Gum Companies in the World

In this article, we take a look at the 5 biggest chewing gum companies in the world. If you want to check out our detailed analysis of the chewing gum industry, go instead to 10 Biggest Chewing Gum Companies in the World. 5. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Annual Revenue: $8.9 billion Number of Hedge Fund […]

Insider Monkey | November 19, 2022

Hershey to build new factory in home town

The US confectioner wants to “drive the production” of its core brands. The post Hershey to build new factory in home town appeared first on Just Food .

Just Food | November 18, 2022

The Hershey Company: Q3 Earnings Further Validates Our Bullish Assessment (NYSE:HSY)

Substantial increase in sales, driven by pricing and volumes, along with a dramatic increase in account receivables. Learn why we maintain our buy rating.

Seeking Alpha | November 18, 2022

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo 2.97%
3-mo N/A
6-mo 11.86%
1-year 33.06%
3-year 66.13%
5-year 132.26%
YTD 23.53%
2021 29.58%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%

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