Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Big Money Sentiment Change at 0.8

June 27, 2018 - By Susanne Funderburg

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Hershey Co’s Sentiment

“Big money sentiment for Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) in 2018 Q1 decreased to 0.8, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. That’s down -0.33, from 2017Q4’s 1.13. 228 active investment managers increased or opened new positions, while 286 cut down and sold positions in Hershey Co so the sentiment fall. These funds own 109.40 million shares, that’s up from 107.20 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Hershey Co in top 10 changed to 4 from 8 for a decrease of 4. In total 59 funds closed positions, 227 reduced and 170 increased. Also 58 funds bought new Hershey Co stakes.

Biggest Hershey Co Shareholders

As of 2018 Q1 Hershey Trust Co has 11.98% invested in Hershey Co. As of 2018 Q1, 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 fund’s stock portfolio in Hershey Co. The California-based fund Scharf Investments Llc holds 1.24 million shares or 3.44% of their stocks portfolio.

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 is touching $94.67 during the last trading session, after increased 0.67%.Currently The Hershey Company is downtrending after 20.19% change in last June 27, 2017. HSY has 382,975 shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 32.76%.

On July, 25 The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY)’s earnings report is anticipated by WallStreet, RTT reports. The EPS diference is $0.02 or 1.83 % up from last years number. Previous year: $1.09; Analysts forcast: $1.11. If HSY’s EPS is $1.11 the profit will be $232.28M for 21.32 P/E. After $1.41 EPS was revealed last quarter, analysts now see negative EPS growth of -21.28 % for The Hershey Company.

Susquehanna International Grp Llp invested 0% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Apg Asset Management Nv invested in 0.29% or 1.85 million shs. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct reported 0.02% stake. Gabelli Funds Limited Company has 0% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 2,500 shs. Ipswich holds 0.43% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) or 10,320 shs. Motco, Texas-based fund reported 72 shs. Bb&T Limited Liability Corporation invested 0.01% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Qs Invsts Limited Liability Company has 14,643 shs for 0.01% of their capital. Gofen Glossberg Limited Liability Corporation Il holds 0.09% or 23,828 shs in its capital. Webster Bancshares N A holds 0% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 100 shs. Royal Bank Of Canada accumulated 364,599 shs. Farmers Bank & Trust invested 0.42% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Stifel Fincl Corporation stated it has 0.09% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). World Asset Inc owns 9,588 shs or 0.04% of their US capital. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 204,781 shs or 0.06% of its capital.

The Hershey Company registered $541,933 net activity with 0 insider buys and 2 insider sales since January 26, 2018. Buck Michele sold $44,620 worth of stock.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 13 have positions in The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) as follows: 0 rated it a “Buy”, 5 with “Sell” and 8 with “Hold”. The positive are 0. The firm has $120.0 highest while $80 is the lowest PT. The average target $96.08 is 1.49% above the last ($94.67) price. Since January 10, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc The Hershey has 20 analyst reports. The company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. On Tuesday, April 24 the firm has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, May 2 the rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold”. On Friday, February 2 Credit Suisse downgraded The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating. Credit Suisse has “Hold” rating and $115.0 target. On Wednesday, June 13 Credit Suisse downgraded The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating. Credit Suisse has “Underperform” rating and $80 target. On Wednesday, February 14 the firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given. On Tuesday, January 30 RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HSY in report with “Hold” rating. On Monday, April 16 the rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. On Friday, February 2 the stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital. In Friday, April 27 report Societe Generale downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $8500 target.

For more The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news brought out recently go to: Nasdaq.com, Seekingalpha.com, Bizjournals.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “2 Top Dividend Stocks for Savvy Investors” brought out on June 22, 2018, “Finally Time For The Chocolate Giant?” on June 26, 2018, “Why Hershey is uprooting this Bay Area food business for a headquarters move to Austin” with a publish date: May 31, 2018, “Complete And Total Nonsense” and the last “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” with publication date: June 04, 2018.

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