Analyzing Hershey's Fundamental Performance.

Join us for a quick overview of Hershey, a Confectioners company whose shares moved -1.9% today. Here are some facts about the stock that should help you see the bigger picture:

  • Hershey has moved -27.7% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 23.8%

  • HSY has an average analyst rating of hold and is -11.67% away from its mean target price of $207.69 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $10.1

  • Hershey has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.2 while the S&P 500 average is 27.65

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $9.79 and its forward P/E ratio is 18.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 9.03 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 4.59

  • Hershey is part of the Consumer Staples sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.64 and an average P/B of 2.79

  • HSY has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 36.5% and gross profit margins of 0.5%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $711.48 Million, 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. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products, including mints, chewing gums, and bubble gums; protein bars; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items comprising spreads, bars, snack bites, mixes, popcorn, and pretzels. The company provides its products primarily under the Hershey's, Reese's, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, barkTHINS, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, Bubble Yum, Lily's, SkinnyPop, Pirates Booty, Dot's Homestyle Pretzels, and ONE Bar brands, as well as under the Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products 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 exports its products in approximately 80 countries worldwide. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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