HSY:NYE-The Hershey Company

EQUITY | Consumer Packaged Goods | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 138.32

Change

+0.69 (+0.50)%

Market Cap

USD 28.88B

Volume

1.13M

Average Target Price

USD 121.77 (-11.97%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

The Hershey Co is engaged in the manufacturing, marketing, selling and distribution of chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, including baking ingredients, toppings and beverages; and gum and mint refreshment products.

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-06-14 )

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ETFs Containing HSY

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
FTXG First Trust Nasdaq Food &.. 9.20 % 0.60 %

-0.08 (-0.40%)

USD 2.07M
WBIE WBI BullBear Rising Incom.. 5.70 % 1.05 %

+0.05 (+0.18%)

USD 0.06B
CWS AdvisorShares Focused Equ.. 4.24 % 0.68 %

+0.04 (+0.12%)

USD 0.02B
RHS Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 3.50 % 0.40 %

-0.21 (-0.15%)

USD 0.48B
VSMV VictoryShares US Multi-Fa.. 2.90 % 0.35 %

+0.10 (+0.32%)

USD 0.04B
BVAL Brand Value 2.64 % 0.65 %

+0.04 (+0.22%)

USD 0.01B
FPX First Trust US Equity Opp.. 2.56 % 0.59 %

-0.48 (-0.62%)

USD 1.16B
YXM:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 2.21 % 0.68 %

N/A

CAD 0.02B
YXM.B:CA CI First Asset Morningsta.. 2.21 % 0.69 %

N/A

CAD 0.02B
SZNE Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal .. 1.74 % 0.00 %

-0.04 (-0.14%)

USD 0.02B
PSET Principal Price Setters I.. 1.21 % 0.29 %

N/A

USD 0.01B
DEF Invesco Defensive Equity 1.17 % 0.59 %

+0.01 (+0.02%)

USD 0.23B
HERS:CA Evolve N. A. Gender Diver.. 0.81 % 0.62 %

N/A

CAD 2.62M
HERS.B:CA Evolve N. A. Gender Diver.. 0.81 % 0.62 %

N/A

CAD 1.16M
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Vol.. 0.77 % 0.20 %

+0.12 (+0.15%)

USD 0.52B
KRMA Global X Conscious Compan.. 0.76 % 0.43 %

+0.06 (+0.28%)

USD 0.06B
JMIN JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Vol.. 0.71 % 0.12 %

+0.10 (+0.34%)

USD 0.06B
FUD.A:CA First Trust Value Line Di.. 0.53 % 1.85 %

N/A

CAD 4.16M
FUD:CA First Trust Value Line Di.. 0.53 % 0.78 %

N/A

CAD 0.02B
FVD First Trust VL Dividend 0.53 % 0.70 %

-0.18 (-0.53%)

USD 6.28B
JPME JPMorgan Diversified Retu.. 0.50 % 0.24 %

-0.20 (-0.30%)

USD 0.17B
JPUS JPMorgan Diversified Retu.. 0.49 % 0.19 %

-0.07 (-0.09%)

USD 0.68B
EQWM Invesco Russell Midcap Eq.. 0.43 % 0.25 %

-0.19 (-0.39%)

USD 0.02B
JPLS JPMorgan Long/Short 0.41 % 0.60 %

+0.05 (+0.21%)

USD 0.02B
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Vola.. 0.37 % 0.35 %

-0.12 (-0.23%)

USD 0.72B
CFO VictoryShares US 500 Enha.. 0.37 % 0.35 %

-0.11 (-0.23%)

USD 0.83B
EQAL Invesco Russell 1000 Equa.. 0.29 % 0.20 %

-0.17 (-0.53%)

USD 0.57B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Consumer Packaged Goods)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 29.05% 77% C+ 90% A-
Dividend Return 1.35% 41% F 46% F
Total Return 30.40% 77% C+ 90% A-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 50.12% 95% A 98% A+
Dividend Return 3.13% 63% D 52% F
Total Return 53.25% 95% A 98% A+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 41.66% 78% C+ 79% C+
Dividend Return 12.76% 45% F 46% F
Total Return 54.42% 75% C 79% C+
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 3.25% 56% F 63% D
Dividend Return 5.75% 53% F 57% F
Total Return 2.50% 59% F 49% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 14.07% 81% B- 51% F
Risk Adjusted Return 40.84% 60% D- 52% F
Market Capitalization 20.72B 81% B- 94% A
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Consumer Packaged Goods)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 41.17 7% F 13% F
Price/Book Ratio 23.48 5% F 3% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 4.62 35% F 26% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 22.83 33% F 24% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 101.17% 95% A 97% A+
Return on Invested Capital 41.29% 86% B 95% A
Return on Assets 15.56% 86% B 95% A
Debt to Equity Ratio 403.00% 5% F 6% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Annual Financials (USD)

Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.