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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 22794.9. It is in the Confectioners industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 47.78, a forward P/E of 24.02 and EPS of 2.29. At a stock price of 109.13 (-0.22%) it has a dividend yield of 2.13%.

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 7.23% and more long-term 7.95% 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 -0.70%. For the last month performance for The Hershey Company is 13.01%. While the last quarter is 17.05% and half year, 32.97%. Finally for the year, performance is 22.69%.

The 52-week high for The Hershey Company, is at -7.35%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 35.08%. The 20-day simple moving average is 11.65% and 19.88% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.07%, and for the month it is 2.94%. The Hershey Company, has a target price of 92.54.

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 77.60%. The Hershey Company has a payout ratio of 99.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 208.42. The shares float is *TBA, with the float short at *TBA, with short ratio coming to 3.36.

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 92.54, 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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