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How has The Hershey Company:(NYSE:HSY) performed recently?

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23913.07. It is in the Confectioners industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 48.3, a forward P/E of 24.29 and EPS of 2.29. At a stock price of 110.55 (-1.25%) it has a dividend yield of 2.11%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 0.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by -38.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.18% and more long-term 7.48% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 5.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.60%.

For performance, The Hershey Company the past week has seen a gain of 13.72%. For the last month performance for The Hershey Company is 18.24%. While the last quarter is 21.81% and half year, 27.27%. Finally for the year, performance is 27.63%.

The 52-week high for The Hershey Company, is at -6.15%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 36.83%. The 20-day simple moving average is 17.53% and 22.74% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 6.61%, and for the month it is 2.73%. The Hershey Company, has a target price of 91.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.89, and for total debt/equity The Hershey Company has 3.12. The gross margin is 45.40%, while operating margin is 13.30%, the profit margin is 6.80%. The current ratio is 0.8 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 8.90%, with instituitional ownership at 78.00%. The Hershey Company has a payout ratio of 99.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 216.31. The shares float is *TBA, with the float short at *TBA, with short ratio coming to 4.23.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Hershey Company, get 9.20%, with its returns on investment at 17.00%. Return on equity is 51.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 91.54, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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