Hershey Co (HSY) was Reiterated by UBS to “Neutral” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 92 from a previous price target of $94 . UBS advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 27, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Hershey Co. Hershey Co was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Underperform” on Apr 20, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Hershey Co reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Apr 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.07. The company had revenue of $1828.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1902.96 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.09 EPS.
Hershey Co opened for trading at $89.88 and hit $90.56 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $90.55, with a gain of 0.86% or 0.77 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 12,96,610 shares. Company has a market cap of $19,606 M.
In a different news, on Apr 21, 2016, Thomas J Ridge (director) sold 328 shares at $92.66 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 19, 2016, D Michael Wege (SVP, CAO) sold 1,100 shares at $92.32 per share price. On Nov 4, 2015, James E Nevels (director) sold 1 shares at $88.34 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
The Hershey Company (Hershey) is a provider of chocolate and sugar confectionery. The Companys principal confectionery offerings include chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items such as baking ingredients toppings and beverages; snack items such as spreads and gum and mint refreshment products. The Company operates through two segments: North America and International and Other. The North America segment is responsible for its chocolate and sugar confectionery business in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment includes all other countries where the Company manufactures imports markets sells or distributes chocolate sugar confectionery and other products. This includes operations in Asia Latin America Europe Africa and the Middle East along with exports to these regions. This segment also includes its global retail operations including Hersheys Chocolate World stores.