This is what analysts have to say about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) after last week.

May 26, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 49 investors sold The Hershey Company shares while 191 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. 107.20 million shares or 0.23% more from 106.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Lazard Asset Ltd Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Putnam Fl Mgmt, Massachusetts-based fund reported 3,342 shares. Hightower Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 45,762 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Blair William & Il has invested 0.02% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Farmers Merchants invested in 150 shares. Campbell Newman Asset Management accumulated 9,543 shares. New York-based Estabrook Cap has invested 0.01% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Asset Advisors has 0.26% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Communications Ltd invested 0.15% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Stevens First Principles Inv Advsrs has 25 shares. Creative Planning holds 0.01% or 11,040 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Communication Limited stated it has 12,300 shares. Welch & Forbes Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Mechanics Retail Bank Trust Department invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY).

Since January 26, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $44,620 activity.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering The Hershey (NYSE:HSY), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. The Hershey had 22 analyst reports since December 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, April 24. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Sell” rating by UBS on Tuesday, April 10. Bernstein maintained the shares of HSY in report on Tuesday, December 19 with “Buy” rating. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Societe Generale. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. Argus Research downgraded the shares of HSY in report on Wednesday, May 2 to “Hold” rating. Susquehanna maintained it with “Hold” rating and $10300 target in Monday, April 23 report. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. Below is a list of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) latest ratings and price target changes.

02/05/2018 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
27/04/2018 Broker: Societe Generale Rating: Sell New Target: $85.0000 Downgrade
26/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0000
24/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $106 New Target: $98 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $103.0000 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $103.0000 Maintain
18/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $100 New Target: $93 Maintain
16/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $94.0000 Maintain
12/04/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Rating: Neutral New Target: $99 Initiates Coverage On
10/04/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $90.0000 Downgrade

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $92.03. About 1.40 million shares traded or 12.53% up from the average. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has declined 9.67% since May 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.22% the S&P500.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $19.26 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 19.46 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: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Hershey: Best Value Within Beaten Down Food Stocks” on May 21, 2018, also Bizjournals.com with their article: “PepsiCo buys SF-based Bare Foods as food giants shop Bay Area for innovation” published on May 25, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Hershey Declares Quarterly Dividends” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Hershey’s Ongoing Margin Concerns Force Argus To Downgrade Stock” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “REESE’S Goes All Out for Most Outrageous Fans” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

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