The Hershey Company (HSY): Price and Financial Metrics

The Hershey Company (HSY)

Today's Latest Price: $148.75 USD

0.29 (0.20%)

Updated Jan 19 7:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 88 in Food Makers

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HSY Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $30,900,984,901, Hershey Co has a greater market value than 92.53% of US stocks.
  • HSY's went public 35.07 years ago, making it older than 92.86% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of Hershey Co's share price is greater than that of just 3.76% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Hershey Co, a group of peers worth examining would be SWK, ROK, BF.B, CRH, and ADM.
  • 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 $148.75 52-week high $161.83
Prev. close $148.46 52-week low $109.88
Day low $148.17 Volume 790,200
Day high $150.35 Avg. volume 753,982
50-day MA $150.19 Dividend yield 2.17%
200-day MA $141.99 Market Cap 30.96B

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:
$148.75$142.35 -4%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for HSY, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Hershey Co ranked in the 51th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 3.5%. 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 10.74; that's higher than 73.47% 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 3%; for context, that number is higher than 25.72% of tickers in our DCF set.

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

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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.

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Yahoo | January 18, 2021

Conagra Stock Is Slumping, but Chairman Richard Lenny Scooped Up Shares

The parent of packed-food brands Peter Pan and Duncan Hines saw shares drop after reporting earnings.

Yahoo | January 15, 2021

Pamela M. Arway Sells 278 Shares of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Stock

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Director Pamela M. Arway sold 278 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.46, for a total transaction of $42,105.88. Following the transaction, the director now owns 15,994 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,422,451.24. The […]

Watchlist News | January 14, 2021

Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of The Hershey Company...

Yahoo | January 10, 2021

Hershey to Webcast Fourth-Quarter Conference Call

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it will release its fourth-quarter sales and earnings results on Thursday, February 4, 2021, and hold a conference call with analysts at 8:30 a.m. ET on that date. The company will webcast live its fourth-quarter conference call via the Hershey corporate website. Please click here and navigate to "CALENDAR OF EVENTS" for webcast details.

Yahoo | January 7, 2021

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HSY Price Returns

1-mo -1.41%
3-mo 2.73%
6-mo 2.76%
1-year N/A
3-year 46.08%
5-year 97.99%
YTD -2.35%
2020 5.90%
2019 40.20%
2018 -2.92%
2017 12.33%
2016 18.75%

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