Analysts See $1.11 EPS for The Hershey Company (HSY)

June 27, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.33, from 1.13 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 59 investors sold The Hershey Company shares while 227 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. 109.40 million shares or 2.05% more from 107.20 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Moreover, Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0.02% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Dean Investment Associate Ltd Liability Company reported 0.56% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Cadence Capital Management Limited invested in 0.1% or 14,768 shares. The Japan-based Daiwa Securities has invested 0% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Ing Groep Nv stated it has 0.08% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Iowa Bank & Trust has 3,183 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Portland Advsrs Ltd Com reported 0.71% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Cambridge Inv Research Advisors, Iowa-based fund reported 27,456 shares. Century Companies invested in 0.09% or 942,013 shares. Principal Finance stated it has 218,260 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md has 470,067 shares. Umb Bankshares N A Mo reported 6,647 shares. Andra Ap has invested 0.24% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Chesley Taft Assocs Limited Liability Corp owns 11,460 shares. Sumitomo Life Insurance Company invested in 8,652 shares.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $541,933 activity. Shares for $44,620 were sold by Buck Michele.

Analysts expect The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) to report $1.11 EPS on July, 25.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 1.83 % from last quarter’s $1.09 EPS. HSY’s profit would be $232.28 million giving it 21.13 P/E if the $1.11 EPS is correct. After having $1.41 EPS previously, The Hershey Company’s analysts see -21.28 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $93.8. About 23,897 shares traded. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has declined 20.19% since June 27, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.76% the S&P500.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering The Hershey (NYSE:HSY), 0 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. The Hershey had 20 analyst reports since January 10, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, February 1. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 23 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Underperform” on Wednesday, June 13. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, May 2. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, April 10 by UBS.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $19.63 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 19.84 P/E ratio. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, and mixes.

More notable recent The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news were published by: which released: “Michele G. Buck Appointed Lead Director of New York Life Board of Directors” on June 25, 2018, also with their article: “Why Hershey is uprooting this Bay Area food business for a headquarters move to Austin” published on May 31, 2018, published: “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” on June 04, 2018. More interesting news about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) were released by: and their article: “Should Hershey Buy Tootsie Roll?” published on June 22, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Credit Suisse sours on Hershey” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

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