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Why should you keep an eye on Hershey Company (HSY)?

Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is 6.29% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $178.82 and a high of $275.89 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The HSY stock was last observed hovering at around $196.49 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.67%.

Currently trading at $198.16, the stock is 4.70% and 3.23% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.05 million and changing 0.85% at the moment leaves the stock 0.05% off its SMA200. HSY registered -28.03% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 5.41%.

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The stock witnessed a 2.04% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 1.74%, and is 2.19% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.25% over the week and 1.95% over the month.

Hershey Company (HSY) has around 20505 employees, a market worth around $40.41B and $11.43B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 19.63 and Fwd P/E is 20.19. Profit margin for the company is 18.13%. Distance from 52-week low is 10.82% and -28.17% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (25.35%).

with sales reaching $2.35B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -0.02% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 2.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -6.20% in year-over-year returns.

Hershey Company (HSY) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 149.78M, and float is at 148.84M with Short Float at 2.68%.

Hershey Company (HSY) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Voskuil Steven E,the company’sSVP, Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Voskuil Steven E sold 1,500 shares of the company’s common stock on Apr 23 ’24 at a price of $185.83 per share for a total of $0.28 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 38728.0 shares.

Hershey Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 25 ’24 that Voskuil Steven E (SVP, Chief Financial Officer) sold a total of 1,500 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 25 ’24 and was made at $197.90 per share for $0.3 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 40228.0 shares of the HSY stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 04 ’24, Grover Rohit (President, International) disposed off 4,200 shares at an average price of $182.99 for $0.77 million. The insider now directly holds 27,161 shares of Hershey Company (HSY).

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