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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 24061.59. It is in the Confectioners industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 34.29, a forward P/E of 24.52 and EPS of 3.27. At a stock price of 110.74 (-1.27%) it has a dividend yield of 2.08%.

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 7.45% and more long-term 7.95% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 215.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 5.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 3.70%.

For performance, The Hershey Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.40%. For the last month performance for The Hershey Company is 0.20%. While the last quarter is 21.58% and half year, 26.96%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.46%.

The 52-week high for The Hershey Company, is at -5.99%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 37.07%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.66% and 20.43% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.21%, and for the month it is 1.93%. The Hershey Company, has a target price of 105.17.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.16, and for total debt/equity The Hershey Company has 4.21. The gross margin is 45.20%, while operating margin is 16.60%, the profit margin is 10.10%. The current ratio is 0.7 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 77.40%. The Hershey Company has a payout ratio of 68.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 214.51. The shares float is *TBA, with the float short at *TBA, with short ratio coming to 1.77.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Hershey Company, get 13.60%, with its returns on investment at 17.00%. Return on equity is 86.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 105.17, 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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