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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)?

The company in question is, The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) currently with a stock price of 95.45 (-0.03% today). The market cap for The Hershey Company is 20461.62, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Confectioners industry. The target price for The Hershey Company is 104.54. Currently The Hershey Company is trading with a P/E of 31.43, and a forward P/E of 20.88. Average volume for The Hershey Company is 1886.72 and so far today it is 1278800.

Performance in the last year for The Hershey Company has been 5.88%. For EPS growth, The Hershey Company has seen a growth of -38.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.22%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.70% over the last five years and could be 7.98% for the next five years. The Hershey Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 215.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -10.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.92%.

Since the IPO date for The Hershey Company on the 7/1/1985, The Hershey Company has seen performance year to date to be 8.90%. With The Hershey Company trading at 95.45, the dividend yield is 2.59%, and the EPS is 3.04.

So could The Hershey Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 31.43. The PEG is 3.94, P/S is 2.79 and the P/B is at 28.16. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at 72.64.

The Hershey Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.16, and total debt/equity at 4.21.

In terms of margins, The Hershey Company has a gross margin of 45.20%, an operating margin of 16.60% and a profit margin of 10.10%.Payout ratio for The Hershey Company is 68.10%. Return on assets come to 13.60% with return on investment coming to 17.00%.

Insider ownership for The Hershey Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 76.30%. Outstanding shares are at 214.37. While shares float is *TBA. The float short is currently *TBA, and short ratio is 0.88.

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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