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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 0.88% today. In the last week its performance is 0.40%, and -0.48% for the past quarter. Currently, The Hershey Company, HSY has a target price of 104.54, so today’s gain of 0.88% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.13%.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), has a market cap of 20656.69, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.30%, and institutional ownership is 76.30%.

At the current price of 96.36, it has a dividend yield of 2.56%, and its target price is 104.54. This is with a profit margin of 10.10%, and total debt/equity of 4.21. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has a P/E of 31.73, as well as a forward P/E of 21.08.

With a current EPS of 3.04, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.22%,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 7.98%.

Performance for the year is 7.76%. Since its IPO date on 7/1/1985, the total performance to date is 9.94%.

Volume today for The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), is 1057600, while its average volume is 1882.49. Whilst the total gain today was 0.88%, it did have a day high of -15.41%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.15%, and 1.28% for the month. The 52-week low for The Hershey Company, HSY has been 19.08%, while the 52-week-high has reached -17.75%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 17.00%, and its return on assets is 13.60%. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has an operating margin of 16.60%. With a sales growth of 3.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Hershey Company, HSY is in the sector Consumer Goods, its long-term debt/equity is 2.16, and has a current ratio of 0.7 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Hershey Company? Well its PEG is 3.98, and the P/S is 2.82, along with a P/B of 28.42. 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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