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The Hershey Company
IndexS&P 500 P/E26.79 EPS (ttm)3.68 Insider Own0.20% Shs Outstand220.86M Perf Week3.23%
Market Cap21.77B Forward P/E22.19 EPS next Y4.44 Insider Trans-3.07% Shs Float220.51M Perf Month3.78%
Income830.50M PEG2.65 EPS next Q1.07 Inst Own74.00% Short Float1.91% Perf Quarter7.83%
Sales7.37B P/S2.95 EPS this Y24.90% Inst Trans-1.20% Short Ratio3.93 Perf Half Y2.44%
Book/sh6.96 P/B14.16 EPS next Y10.66% ROA15.20% Target Price103.45 Perf Year3.87%
Cash/sh2.61 P/C37.84 EPS next 5Y10.10% ROE52.70% 52W Range86.87 - 106.92 Perf YTD3.54%
Dividend2.14 P/FCF130.69 EPS past 5Y21.60% ROI25.50% 52W High-7.80% Beta0.23
Dividend %2.17% Quick Ratio0.70 Sales past 5Y6.80% Gross Margin44.90% 52W Low13.47% ATR1.20
Employees12600 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q5.80% Oper. Margin18.90% RSI (14)66.57 Volatility1.16% 1.17%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq1.59 EPS Q/Q-2.90% Profit Margin11.30% Rel Volume1.41 Prev Close96.93
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq1.01 EarningsOct 29 BMO Payout53.50% Avg Volume1.07M Price98.58
Recom2.60 SMA203.08% SMA504.78% SMA2002.94% Volume1,506,093 Change1.70%
May-29-14Downgrade Argus Buy → Hold
Feb-24-14Reiterated Argus Buy $115 → $125
Nov-26-13Initiated RBC Capital Mkts Outperform $110
Nov-07-13Reiterated Argus Buy $107 → $115
Oct-25-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $87 → $90
Jul-26-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $92 → $97
Apr-03-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $75 → $80
Feb-06-13Reiterated Argus Buy $82 → $92
Feb-01-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $76 → $82
Jan-07-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $68 → $70
Jun-26-12Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $62 → $64
May-09-12Upgrade Argus Hold → Buy $78
Nov-21-11Upgrade Ticonderoga Neutral → Buy $66
Nov-14-11Downgrade Argus Buy → Hold
May-16-11Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $51 → $53
May-12-11Upgrade Argus Hold → Buy
Apr-27-11Reiterated UBS Neutral $54 → $58
Apr-27-11Reiterated Deutsche Bank Hold $49 → $51
Mar-14-11Reiterated UBS Neutral $51 → $54
Oct-22-10Reiterated UBS Neutral $46 → $51
Nov-24-14 12:41PM  Pumpkin Spice: The Flavor That Rules The Fall at Forbes
Nov-19-14 01:01PM  Some pros like these consumer staple stocks at CNBC
09:30AM  The Hershey Company Unwraps Dramatically Different Candy Experience at Winn-Dixie; Invests in the Future of the Candy Aisle Beyond Center Store Business Wire
Nov-18-14 06:52PM  U.S. sugar refiner woes mount as Mexico deal seen choking supply Reuters
01:09PM  Consumer staples on sale CNBC
12:51PM  Strong dollar affects consumer staples CNBC
Nov-17-14 01:45PM  Chocolate shortage? Hold on a second CNBC
Nov-14-14 12:00AM  The End of Chocolate: Can Science Save the World's Most Endangered Treat? Bloomberg
12:00AM  Chocolate: Can Science Save the World's Most Endangered Treat? at Bloomberg
Nov-07-14 09:23AM  Hershey CEO J.P. Bilbrey Appointed to President Obamas Advisory Council on Advancing Business Priorities in Africa Business Wire
07:47AM  Asia Cocoa-Butter ratios near 16-month low on high stocks Reuters
Nov-06-14 11:45AM  Build-A-Bear Chief: To Be Successful, Don?t Lose Your Roots at Fox Business
Nov-05-14 02:56PM  [$$] Mondelez Is a Sweet Deal at
11:57AM  /C O R R E C T I O N -- The Hershey Company/ PR Newswire
11:30AM  Insider Trading Alert - CAKE, HSY And DLPH Traded By Insiders at TheStreet
Nov-03-14 07:08PM  10-Q for The Hershey Co. Company Spotlight
Oct-31-14 03:34PM  Taking Stock: Howard Says Hershey Not Activist or M&A Target at Bloomberg
11:02AM  How Small Sweet Shops Missed the Halloween Sugar Rush at BusinessWeek
08:51AM  HERSHEY CO Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
Oct-30-14 07:12PM  Hershey (HSY) Earnings Report: Q3 2014 Conference Call Transcript at TheStreet
10:22AM  10 things candy makers won't tell you at MarketWatch
Oct-29-14 05:23PM  Should Hershey And Other Candy Makers Be Frightened This Halloween? Benzinga
05:18PM  [$$] Hershey Margins Hurt by Higher Costs at The Wall Street Journal
05:03PM  U.S. stocks end lower after Fed ends QE at MarketWatch
04:43PM  FOMC: Not necessarily more hawkish, but certainly appeared a bit less dovish Yahoo Finance Blogs
04:30PM  Stocks end modestly lower as Fed pulls plug on QE at CNBC
02:00PM  Electronic Arts climbs on strong earnings at Financial Times
01:20PM  [$$] Mars Inc.: Chocolate Minus Wall Street at The Wall Street Journal
01:10PM  Hershey Lags Q3 Earnings on High Dairy Costs; Cuts FY View Zacks
12:37PM  4 Stocks, 4 trades: GT, PNRA, HSY & GILD CNBC
12:01PM  Hershey's kissed off, and Goodyear rolls higher & American Realty boots CFO Yahoo Finance
12:01PM  US STOCKS-Wall St flat as materials offset energy; Facebook slips Reuters
10:32AM  Orbitals stock crashes; Facebook sinks on expenses, growth at MarketWatch
10:13AM  US STOCKS-Energy stocks buoy Wall St ahead of Fed statement; Facebook falls Reuters
10:07AM  Hershey misses 3Q profit forecasts AP
09:42AM  Stocks to Watch: Hershey, Facebook, American Realty at The Wall Street Journal
09:30AM  Capital Preservation and Income in One ETF ETF Trends
09:20AM  US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat ahead of Fed statement; Facebook slides Reuters
09:12AM  Hershey (HSY) Stock Declines Today on Reduced Guidance at TheStreet
09:11AM  Morning Movers: Orbital Sciences Plunges on Rocket Explosion; US Steel Jumps on Beat at
09:07AM  Facebook fumbles; Hershey's sour outlook; SodaStream shares slide Hot Stock Minute
08:31AM  Updates, advisories and surprises at MarketWatch
08:30AM  Hershey Co Earnings Call scheduled for 8:30 am ET today CCBN
08:28AM  US STOCKS-Facebook slide weighs on futures; Fed statement eyed Reuters
08:16AM  Early Movers: HSY, FB, GRMN, WLP, EA, DAL & more at CNBC
08:06AM  Hershey says higher milk prices, strong dollar hurting profit Reuters
07:56AM  Hershey encouraged by sweet Halloween sales at Fortune
07:24AM  Wall Street looks to end of Fed bond buying; Facebook shares drop on future outlook; Orbital Sciences stock crashes after rocket crash Hot Stock Minute
07:10AM  Hershey's quarterly sales rise 5.8 pct Reuters
07:09AM  HERSHEY CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
07:07AM  Q3 2014 Hershey Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open CCBN
07:00AM  Hershey Announces Third-Quarter Results Business Wire
06:07AM  Premarkets: 6 things to know before the open at
06:01AM  Fed will go out of its way to be dovish at CNBC
Oct-28-14 06:49PM  Markets could shrug off Fed if it sounds dovish at CNBC
06:44AM  Is a Surprise Coming for Hershey (HSY) This Earnings Season? Zacks
Oct-27-14 05:30PM  Can Hershey (HSY) Beat Q3 Earnings on Improved Sales? Zacks
04:11PM  Deutsche Bank Previews Large Food Companies Q3 Earnings: Kraft Foods, Kellogg, Hershey Benzinga
10:00AM  The Best Performing Stocks May Be Right In Front Of You StreetAuthority Network
09:04AM  One Reason Hershey Shares Will Be a Treat This Halloween at TheStreet
Oct-26-14 05:00PM  Facebook and the Fed 5 things to watch for this week at Fortune
Oct-24-14 04:01PM  What to Watch in the Week Ahead and on Monday, Oct. 27 Reuters
10:19AM  Is Free Data the Next Free Shipping? at The Wall Street Journal
12:47AM  Will Free Data Become the Next Free Shipping? at The Wall Street Journal
Oct-23-14 03:45PM  Surging U.S. sugar price to boost food company costs -trade group Reuters
10:58AM  [video] Big Chocolate goes small on Ebola donations at
10:45AM  Manhattan's Mr. Chocolate Proves Market Too Hot for Cocoa Prices to Matter Bloomberg
Oct-22-14 07:00PM  Manhattans Mr. Chocolate Proves Cost Surge Not a Problem at Bloomberg
10:24AM  New Hershey Learn to Grow Program to Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers in Cote dIvoire Business Wire
Oct-21-14 03:35PM  Can Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Surprise This Earnings Season? Zacks
07:25AM  ASIA COCOA-Butter ratios hit 14-month low on high prices, stocks Reuters
07:05AM  5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween Benzinga
Oct-20-14 05:30PM  Can Robert Half (RHI) Surprise This Earnings Season? Zacks
04:50PM  Can Lorillard Inc. (LO) Surprise This Earnings Season? Zacks
04:15PM  Will Unilever (UL) Disappoint Investors Yet Again? Zacks
Oct-17-14 09:43PM  Hershey settles infringement lawsuits with two edible pot companies Reuters
04:05PM  Will Reynolds (RAI) Miss Estimates This Earnings Season? Zacks
03:42PM  [$$] Cocoa Rebounds on Upbeat Grindings Data at The Wall Street Journal
01:30PM  Will Coca-Cola (KO) Surprise Earnings this Season? Zacks
12:29PM  Hershey says U.S. cocoa stocks will last 'well into next year' Reuters
10:34AM  UN asks $1 billion for Ebola, gets $100,000 at
Oct-16-14 07:01PM  Hershey settles with Colorado edible pot company AP
Oct-13-14 05:32PM  Chocolate makers give funds to help contain the spread of Ebola in cocoa producing West Africa at
Oct-10-14 05:14PM  [$$] Bob Evans CEO Drops Chairman Title at The Wall Street Journal
12:00AM  Under Armour, Hershey, Seagate: Intellectual Property at Bloomberg
Oct-09-14 03:38PM  Hershey CEO: Cocoa structured market CNBC
Oct-07-14 04:05PM  Hershey to Webcast Third-Quarter Conference Call Business Wire
09:00AM  It's No Trick: Ghosts, Goblins, Superheroes And Princesses Prefer Hershey's Treats In Their Halloween Baskets PR Newswire
Oct-06-14 04:15PM  Apple iPad more popular than Doritos among U.S. kids at Investor's Business Daily
12:02PM  5 Rocket Stocks Ready to Bounce Higher This Week at TheStreet
Oct-03-14 04:11PM  Hershey Declares Quarterly Dividends Business Wire
Oct-01-14 03:35PM  A Bittersweet Setup For Cocoa? Yahoo Finance Blogs
Sep-29-14 06:00PM  Will Golden Monkey Improve Hershey Revenues, Profits? Zacks
02:20PM  Hershey Wins P3 Impact Award for its CocoaLink Program to Improve the Lives of Cocoa Farmers in Ghana Business Wire
02:06PM  Hershey May Seem to Be Melting, but Don't Give Up on the Stock Yet at TheStreet
Sep-26-14 07:01AM  HERSHEY CO Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events EDGAR Online
Sep-25-14 09:30PM  Hershey Completes Initial Purchase of Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. Business Wire
12:12PM  Cramer on the Stock Market and Fuel Prices: Common Sense Returns at TheStreet
Sep-24-14 06:11PM  Cramer agog: Common sense moving stocks at CNBC
09:57AM  Hershey Announces Enhanced Palm Oil Sourcing Policy Business Wire
The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products. It offers milk chocolate bars, nuggets and drops chocolates, chocolate candies, candy bars, boxed chocolates, spreads, peanut butter cups, candy bars, wafer bars, toffee bars, wafer bars, caramel soft crmes, and chocolate chips, as well as chocolate-covered fruits, fruit juice pieces, and nuts. It also provides macadamia snack nuts, peanut caramel bars, malted milk balls, peppermint patties, high-cacao dark chocolate products, and natural and organic chocolate products. In addition, the company offers refreshment products, such as mints and chewing gum products; pantry items comprising baking products, and toppings and sundae syrups; and beverage and cooking oil products. It sells its products under approximately 80 brand names, including HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER, and ICE BREAKERS through sales representatives and food brokers primarily to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The company markets its products in approximately 70 countries in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Alfonso Humberto PPresident, InternationalNov 17Option Exercise34.8929,4551,027,68588,290Nov 19 08:24 AM
Alfonso Humberto PPresident, InternationalNov 17Sale96.6329,4552,846,23758,835Nov 19 08:24 AM
McConville Richard MVP, Chief Accounting OfficerNov 11Option Exercise55.555,650313,8586,889Nov 12 04:05 PM
McConville Richard MVP, Chief Accounting OfficerNov 11Sale96.525,650545,3381,239Nov 12 04:05 PM
Nevels James EDirectorNov 04Sale95.8266063,24110,287Nov 04 03:49 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingNov 03Option Exercise52.3077040,27129,741Nov 04 04:06 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingNov 03Sale96.001,220117,12028,971Nov 04 04:06 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingSep 08Option Exercise61.7077047,50930,641Sep 10 08:52 AM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingSep 08Sale91.001,220111,02029,871Sep 10 08:52 AM
TACKA DAVID WSVP, Chief Financial OfficerAug 21Option Exercise34.898,388292,65733,481Aug 25 04:49 PM
TACKA DAVID WSVP, Chief Financial OfficerAug 21Sale91.5013,3881,225,00225,093Aug 25 04:49 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingAug 04Option Exercise61.7077047,50931,541Aug 06 02:48 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingAug 04Sale88.821,220108,36330,321Aug 06 02:48 PM
WALLING KEVIN RSVP Chief HR OfficerJun 17Sale97.804,218412,52021,654Jun 18 12:07 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingMay 01Option Exercise61.7022013,57430,991May 05 01:40 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingMay 01Sale96.0322021,12730,771May 05 01:40 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingApr 01Option Exercise61.7022013,57430,991Apr 03 03:25 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingApr 01Sale104.2822022,94230,771Apr 03 03:25 PM
BILBREY JOHN PPresident and CEOMar 17Option Exercise48.26102,6154,952,606210,128Mar 19 01:48 PM
BILBREY JOHN PPresident and CEOMar 17Sale105.60102,61510,836,137134,146Mar 19 01:48 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingMar 03Option Exercise61.7022013,57431,205Mar 05 02:59 PM
BILBREY JOHN PPresident and CEOMar 03Sale105.5720,7352,188,937134,146Mar 05 03:52 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingMar 03Sale105.3122023,16830,985Mar 05 02:59 PM
O'Day Terence LSVP Chief Supply Chain OfficerFeb 25Sale107.379,304998,95225,507Feb 26 02:24 PM
Buck MichelePresident, North AmericaFeb 24Option Exercise44.8622,5131,009,94796,855Feb 26 12:46 PM
WALLING KEVIN RSVP Chief HR OfficerFeb 24Option Exercise57.0720,9221,194,11438,939Feb 26 02:30 PM
O'Day Terence LSVP Chief Supply Chain OfficerFeb 24Option Exercise39.2616,833660,86451,644Feb 26 02:24 PM
WALLING KEVIN RSVP Chief HR OfficerFeb 24Sale107.6120,9222,251,36725,372Feb 26 02:30 PM
O'Day Terence LSVP Chief Supply Chain OfficerFeb 24Sale107.9516,8331,817,12934,811Feb 26 02:24 PM
Buck MichelePresident, North AmericaFeb 24Sale108.0922,5132,433,36786,486Feb 26 12:46 PM
BILBREY JOHN PPresident and CEOFeb 20Sale107.5415,0001,613,041154,881Feb 24 01:08 PM
O'Day Terence LSVP Chief Supply Chain OfficerFeb 18Option Exercise39.263,000117,78027,507Feb 20 04:21 PM
O'Day Terence LSVP Chief Supply Chain OfficerFeb 18Sale104.843,000314,52024,507Feb 20 04:21 PM
Buck MichelePresident, North AmericaFeb 14Option Exercise60.6813,668829,37491,105Feb 18 10:20 AM
Buck MichelePresident, North AmericaFeb 14Sale105.0013,6681,435,14077,437Feb 18 10:20 AM
Alfonso Humberto PPresident, InternationalFeb 10Option Exercise35.8712,000430,44058,366Feb 12 12:13 PM
Alfonso Humberto PPresident, InternationalFeb 10Sale101.0412,0001,212,47746,366Feb 12 12:13 PM
Turner Leslie MSVP, GC and SecretaryFeb 06Sale100.5695996,43726,499Feb 10 05:08 PM
McConville Richard MVP, Chief Accounting OfficerFeb 06Sale100.701,947196,0632,109Feb 10 03:38 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingFeb 03Option Exercise61.7022013,57426,554Feb 05 08:03 AM
Nevels James EDirectorFeb 03Sale98.8013,4031,324,14910,262Feb 05 02:03 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingFeb 03Sale98.9722021,77326,334Feb 05 08:03 AM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingJan 02Option Exercise61.7022013,57426,554Jan 06 11:02 AM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingJan 02Sale97.1822021,38026,334Jan 06 11:02 AM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingDec 02Option Exercise61.7022013,57426,554Dec 03 03:47 PM
Wege D MichaelSVP, Chief Growth & MarketingDec 02Sale96.741,120108,34926,334Dec 03 03:47 PM