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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) from Consumer Goods

Today’s top gainers include the company The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) which is in the industry Confectioners, gaining 0.97% today. In the last week its performance is -0.64%, and 22.21% for the past quarter. Currently, The Hershey Company, HSY has a target price of 97, so today’s gain of 0.97% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.05%.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), has a market cap of 23383.07, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 77.40%.

At the current price of 111.02, it has a dividend yield of 2.12%, and its target price is 97. This is with a profit margin of 6.80%, and total debt/equity of 3.12. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has a P/E of 48.03, as well as a forward P/E of 24.09.

With a current EPS of 2.29, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.44%,The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 0.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.95%.

Performance for the year is 24.51%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is 24.77%.

Volume today for The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), is 582943, while its average volume is 1835.34. Whilst the total gain today was 0.97%, it did have a day high of -5.75%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.10%, and 2.91% for the month. The 52-week low for The Hershey Company, HSY has been 37.42%, while the 52-week-high has reached -5.75%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 17.00%, and its return on assets is 9.20%. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has an operating margin of 13.30%. With a sales growth of -5.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Hershey Company, HSY is in the sector Consumer Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 1.89, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Hershey Company? Well its PEG is 6.04, and the P/S is 3.21, along with a P/B of 28.63. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of *TBA.

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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