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Morning Fast Movers: The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 23.45 B. It is in the Confectioners industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 47.07, a forward P/E of 21.17 and EPS of 2.35. At a stock price of 110.76 (1.83%) it has a dividend yield of 2.23%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 43.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.84% and more long-term 8.22% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -30.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.80%.

For performance, The Hershey Company the past week has seen a gain of 3.95%. For the last month performance for The Hershey Company is 1.96%. While the last quarter is 3.48% and half year, 13.08%. Finally for the year, performance is 26.21%.

The 52-week high for The Hershey Company, is at -4.31%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.22%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.06% and 7.29% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.63%, and for the month it is 1.15%. The Hershey Company, has a target price of 112.41.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.83, and for total debt/equity The Hershey Company has 3.42. The gross margin is 43.30%, while operating margin is 14.10%, the profit margin is 8.20%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 9.00%, with instituitional ownership at 75.70%. The Hershey Company has a payout ratio of 84.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 211.75. The shares float is *TBA, with the float short at *TBA, with short ratio coming to 2.59.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Hershey Company, get 11.00%, with its returns on investment at 21.50%. Return on equity is 76.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 112.41, 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.

 The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY)

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