What Hershey Company (HSY) Investors Need to Know Today

Shares of Consumer Staples sector company Hershey Company moved -0.5% Friday, and are now trading at a price of $259.09. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 3,648,784 compared to its average volume of 1,037,758. The S&P 500 index returned a -1.0% performance.

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 is based in Hershey and has 18,075 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $52,957,736,960. Hershey Company currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.5% per year.

18 analysts are following Hershey Company and have set target prices ranging from $250.0 to $310.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of hold. At today's prices, HSY is trading -6.46% away from its average analyst target price of $276.99 per share.

Over the last year, HSY's share price has increased by 17.3%, which represents a difference of 6.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $276.88 per share whereas its 52 week low is $211.49. With average free cash flows of $1.52 Billion that have been growing at an average rate of 5.8% over the last 4 years, Hershey Company is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cashflow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-12-31 2,327,837 -519,481 1,808,356 13.95
2021-12-31 2,082,884 -495,877 1,587,007 26.15
2020-12-31 1,699,657 -441,626 1,258,031 -12.98
2019-12-31 1,763,873 -318,192 1,445,681 n/a
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