The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

June 14, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.33, from 1.13 in 2017Q4. It dropped, 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.
Victory Capital Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 145,940 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance Com The reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv accumulated 0.1% or 214,274 shares. First National has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Reilly Advsr Ltd Llc reported 0.01% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Prelude Ltd Com accumulated 6,307 shares. Interocean Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Fulton Bancshares Na has 9,438 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Logan Cap Mngmt has invested 0.39% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). 7,747 were accumulated by Bessemer Gru. 30 are held by Hillsdale Inv Incorporated. 1.06M were accumulated by Waddell Reed Fincl Incorporated. Estabrook Capital owns 550 shares. London Of Virginia reported 8,737 shares. Fund Mgmt Sa holds 0.01% or 22,370 shares in its portfolio.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $541,933 activity. Buck Michele sold $44,620 worth of stock.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering The Hershey (NYSE:HSY), 1 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. The Hershey had 23 analyst reports since December 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 16, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, December 19. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, April 10 by UBS. As per Tuesday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, June 13 by Credit Suisse. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Berenberg. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating on Thursday, February 1. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $105.0 target. Below is a list of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/06/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $90 New Target: $80 Downgrade
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

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $91.65. About 335,026 shares traded. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has declined 20.19% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.76% the S&P500.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $19.18 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 19.38 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: Bizjournals.com which released: “Why Hershey is uprooting this Bay Area food business for a headquarters move to Austin” on May 31, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Hershey Releases ‘Shopper’s World’ Retail Report” published on May 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” on June 04, 2018. More interesting news about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Credit Suisse Downgrades Hershey (HSY) to Underperform; Shift in Shopping Patterns to Hurt” published on June 13, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For June 13, 2018” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Institutional Positions Chart

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