As Time Warner INC (HSY) Market Valuation Rose, Vaughan David Investments INC Has Raised Holding

February 12, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 45 investors sold HSY shares while 200 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 194 raised stakes. 106.96 million shares or 0.83% less from 107.85 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hl Financial Services Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 27,339 shares. Georgia-based Benedict Fincl Advsrs has invested 1.13% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Liability owns 6,704 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Cetera Advisor Netwr Limited has 0.05% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 10,367 shares. Profund Advisors Llc has 0.02% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Wilkins Inv Counsel holds 1.98% or 59,478 shares. Kidder Stephen W reported 0.1% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). California Public Employees Retirement owns 358,898 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Mason Street Advsrs Lc accumulated 19,616 shares. Old Natl Bancshares In invested in 3,908 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Jp Marvel Invest Advsr holds 0.28% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 8,000 shares. Anchor Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.57% or 145,448 shares. Moreover, Wms Ptnrs Ltd has 0.04% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 2,747 shares. Moreover, Nordea Inv Ab has 0.06% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 228,685 shares. Fifth Third Savings Bank holds 0.06% or 73,628 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $956.13 million activity. Wege D Michael sold $121,286 worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Monday, October 16. HERSHEY TRUST CO TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL also sold $477.05 million worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Thursday, August 24. $44,620 worth of stock was sold by Buck Michele on Friday, January 26. The insider HERSHEY TRUST CO sold $477.05M.

Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its stake in Time Warner Inc (HSY) by 13195.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vaughan David Investments Inc bought 269,181 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 271,221 shares of the specialty foods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $27.79 million, up from 2,040 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc who had been investing in Time Warner Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $21.00 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.07% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $99.67. About 1.90 million shares traded or 80.04% up from the average. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has risen 23.54% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Vaughan David Investments Inc, which manages about $1.81 billion and $2.04 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:TRP) by 444,566 shares to 7,082 shares, valued at $821,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intl Business Machines Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) by 785,620 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 159,976 shares, and cut its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:GPC).

More notable recent The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Why Hershey Co. Stock Slumped Today” on February 01, 2018, also Bloomberg.com with their article: “Nestle, Hershey Signal Bittersweet Year for Chocolate” published on January 16, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Hershey Co. Announces Fall In Q4 Bottom Line” on February 01, 2018. More interesting news about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) were released by: Bloomberg.com and their article: “Hershey Plunges as Sluggish US Candy Sales Weigh Down Earnings” published on February 01, 2018 as well as Cpbj.com‘s news article titled: “Hershey Co. exec retiring in March” with publication date: January 25, 2018.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. The Hershey Company had 62 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial on Wednesday, March 9. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, August 5 to “Market Perform”. TheStreet downgraded the shares of HSY in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Friday, June 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Underperform” on Tuesday, August 30. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, July 11 by Tigress Financial. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Monday, February 6.

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