Hershey Co’s (NYSE:HSY) Sentiment is 0.8

June 27, 2018 - By Mike Johnson

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In Q1 2018 Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) big money sentiment decreased to 0.8, revealed SEC filings. That’s down -0.33, from 2017Q4’s 1.13. 228 investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 286 trimmed and sold stock positions in Hershey Co so the sentiment fall. Funds own 109.40 million shares, up from 107.20 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Hershey Co in top 10 decreased from 8 to 4 for a decrease of 4. 59 Investors Sold All; 227 Reduced Holdings; 170 increased stakes while 58 investment managers bought stakes.

Largest Hershey Co Investors

As of Q1 2018 Hershey Trust Co has 11.98% invested in Hershey Co. As of Q1 2018, 144,026 shares of Hershey Co are owned by Symons Capital Management Inc. Hs Management Partners Llc reported 1.27 million shares. The United Kingdom-based fund Troy Asset Management Ltd have invested about 3.7% of the active investment manager’s stock portfolio in Hershey Co. The California-based fund Scharf Investments Llc holds 1.24 million shares or 3.44% of their US long equity exposure.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products.The firm is valued at $19.81 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other.The P/E ratio is 20.02. 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.

HSY reached $94.67 during the last trading session after $0.63 change.The Hershey Company has volume of 382,975 shares. Since June 27, 2017 HSY has declined 20.19% and is downtrending. HSY underperformed by 32.76% the S&P 500.

Earnings report for The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) is expected on July, 25., Zacks reports. Analysts expect change of 1.83 % or $0.02 from previous year’s $1.09 EPS compared to current’s $1.11 EPS. The profit will be $232.28 million for HSY if $1.11 EPS becomes true. -21.28 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $1.41 EPS was reported for previous quarter.

Pennsylvania-based First Natl Trust has invested 0.07% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt invested in 0.16% or 173,500 shs. Cypress Asset Mgmt Tx invested in 0.11% or 3,775 shs. Murphy Mgmt invested in 17,330 shs or 0.24% of the stock. Azimuth Capital Management Llc reported 0.08% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Echo Street Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 177,592 shs. Moreover, Geode Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Price T Rowe Md owns 470,067 shs or 0.01% of their US capital. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Ltd Liability Corp has 0.04% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 44,837 shs. Fincl Counselors holds 0.06% or 12,370 shs in its capital. Scharf Limited Liability Corporation reported 3.44% stake. Moreover, Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 0.03% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Hanson Mcclain reported 438 shs. Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership holds 49,726 shs or 0.05% of its capital. Advantus has 14,287 shs for 0.04% of their capital.

The Hershey Company registered $541,933 net activity with 0 buys and 2 insider sales since January 26, 2018. SHEDLARZ DAVID L sold $497,313 worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) or 5,450 shs on Thursday, May 24.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

In total 13 analysts cover The Hershey (NYSE:HSY). “Buy” rating has 0, “Sell” are 5, while 8 are “Hold”. (NYSE:HSY) has 0 bullish analysts. With $120.0 highest and $80 lowest target, The Hershey has $96.08 average target or 1.49% above the current ($94.67) price. 20 are the (NYSE:HSY)’s ratings reports on 27 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Wednesday, April 18 report Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $93 target. The company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30. On Monday, April 16 the company was maintained by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan. The company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, June 13. On Friday, February 2 Morgan Stanley maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) with “Underweight” rating. In Tuesday, April 24 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, May 2 the company was downgraded by Argus Research. On Monday, April 23 the stock has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna.

For more The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news announced recently go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Bizjournals.com or Nasdaq.com. The titles are as follows: “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” announced on June 04, 2018, “Credit Suisse sours on Hershey” on June 13, 2018, “Finally Time For The Chocolate Giant?” with a publish date: June 26, 2018, “Why Hershey is uprooting this Bay Area food business for a headquarters move to Austin” and the last “2 Top Dividend Stocks for Savvy Investors” with publication date: June 22, 2018.

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