The Hershey Co (HSY)

HSY (NYSE:Food & Beverage) EQUITY
$111.95
neg -1.54
-1.36%
Today's Range: 108.54 - 114.59 | HSY Avg Daily Volume: 1,337,100
Last Update: 07/01/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 6,591,637
YTD Performance: 31.95%
Open: $112.10
Previous Close: $113.49
52 Week Range: $82.41 - $117.79
Oustanding Shares: 213,372,883
Market Cap: 20,727,041,855
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for HSY
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 2 2 3
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 8 8 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.40
Latest Dividend: 0.58
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.40%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/23/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 41.69
Price Earnings Comparisons:
HSY Sector Avg. S&P 500
41.69 42.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
28.24% 32.60% 31.93%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -0.50 0.10 0.04
Net Income -39.40 -0.20 -0.08
EPS -38.30 -0.20 -0.06
Earnings for HSY:
EBITDA 1.32B
Revenue 7.39B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.78 $1.20 $4.24 $4.57
Number of Analysts 7 6 7 7
High Estimate $0.81 $1.23 $4.27 $4.66
Low Estimate $0.76 $1.18 $4.22 $4.44
Prior Year $0.78 $1.17 $4.12 $4.24
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -0.18% 2.56% 2.98% 7.68%
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.50 to $48.40. Gold was essentially unchanged. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, corn -9, soybean +42(!!) and oats unchanged. Lumber +4. Bonds rose slightly in price. The "action" in iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) seems toppy to me, but I am short less on price action and more based on fundamental analysis and historical relationships (see above). The yield on the 10-year U.S. note was unchanged at 1.48%. The long bond yield was up one basis point to yield 2.29%. The 2s/10s spread was up by two basis points to 90 basis points. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. The high-yield bond market was strong, while Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up 11 cents. Banks were a bit of a disappointment, failing to materially follow through after the stress tests were announced. Insurance stocks were disappointing. Small gains for Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Brokerages thrived. Morgan Stanley (MS) rose 75 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) was up $3. Premature sellage by me. Retail stocks were mixed to lower. Foot Locker (FL) and Nike (NKE) were lower after large gains on Wednesday. Nordstrom (JWN), a short, was up 18 cents. Old tech was stronger, led by IBM (IBM), up $3. Autos were weak, down most of the day. Not a good sign to be in the red on such a strong day in the markets. Agricultural equipment was mixed. Media had a mixed message, though Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) were higher (I covered on Monday). Energy stocks shined despite a large drop in crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and SLB were up nicely. Programs? Regardless, another weird feature of today's market. Biotech was disappointing. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was flat, with several large and speculative stocks clearly rolling over. New lows for Valeant (VRX). Staples were the world's fair after the Mondelez (MDLZ) MDbid for Hershey. Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP), covered on Monday, surged by $1.22. Campbell Soup (CPB) and Pepsico (PEP) were up big. (T)FANG was mixed. Tesla (TSLA) was strong in the regular session, but sold off in the after hours after some safety concerns. In individual stocks, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was up $1.22 (I have been steadily accumulating). My long fav DuPont (DD) was up 90 cents after getting schmeissed in the last few days. There was a vague (and to me, silly) rumor of a Potash (POT) takeover; it makes no sense because Canadian government sees the company as important to the country as an independent entity. Coca-Cola (KO), a short, got caught up in the strength of the defensive sector. Here are some valuable contributions on the site today: Nice video on banks by Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  "Big" James Gentile is looking forward to fireworks, but not the ones over the holiday weekend!  Brian Sozzi on food companies hurrying up to merge.  Tony Owusu on Facebook's (FB) friendliness.  Rev Shark on meddling central bankers.
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