What Should You know About The Hershey Company (HSY) Before Investing?

Join us for a quick overview of The Hershey Company, a Confectioners company whose shares moved 0.5% today. Here are some facts about the stock that should help you see the bigger picture:

  • The Hershey Company has moved 23.3% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -14.7%

  • HSY has an average analyst rating of buy and is -8.99% away from its mean target price of $241.8 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (Eps) is $7.66

  • The Hershey Company has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (Eps) is $8.9 and its forward P/E ratio is 24.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 14.6 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • The Hershey Company is part of the Consumer Defensive sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 24.21 and an average P/B of 4.09

  • HSY has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -9.3% and gross profit margins of 43.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1,251,808,256.00, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of confectionery products and pantry items in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America Confectionery, North America Salty Snacks, and International. The company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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