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

June 27, 2018 - By Sarah Harris

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“Big money” Positions

In Q1 2018 Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) big money sentiment decreased to 0.8, SEC filings reveal. That’s down -0.33, from 2017Q4’s 1.13. 228 institutional investors increased and opened new holdings, while 286 sold and trimmed positions in Hershey Co so the sentiment worsened. 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. 59 Investors Sold All; 227 Reduced Holdings; 170 increased stakes while 58 institutional investors bought stakes.

Most Hershey Co Shareholders

Hershey Trust Co owns 8.25 million shares in Hershey Co as of Q1 2018. As of Q1 2018, 144,026 shares of Hershey Co are owned by Symons Capital Management Inc. Moreover, Hs Management Partners Llc reported 1.27 million shares in Hershey Co equivalent to 4% of its stock exposure. The United Kingdom-based fund Troy Asset Management Ltd have invested about 3.7% of the investment professional’s stock portfolio in Hershey Co. The California-based fund Scharf Investments Llc looks positive on Hershey Co, owning 1.24 million shares.

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.20.02 is the 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.

Ticker’s shares touched $94.67 during the last trading session after 0.67% change.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%.

Earnings report for The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) is awaited on July, 25., 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 $1.11 is reported, HSY’s profit will reach $232.28 million for 21.32 P/E. After $1.41 EPS report previous quarter, Wall Street now sees -21.28 % negative EPS growth of The Hershey Company.

Da Davidson & owns 14,038 shs for 0.03% of their capital. Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability Com holds 19,057 shs or 0% of its capital. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv stated it has 214,274 shs or 0.1% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement reported 228,010 shs stake. Wellington Management Group Limited Liability Partnership holds 442,311 shs or 0.01% of its capital. Covenant Multifamily Offices Limited Liability owns 15,078 shs for 0.9% of their capital. First Tru Advisors L P owns 241,168 shs or 0.05% of their US capital. 2,690 are owned by Coho Prtn Ltd. Bokf Na accumulated 4,358 shs or 0.01% of the stock. The Connecticut-based Fairfield Bush & has invested 0.57% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Veritable Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 7,689 shs. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.05% or 19,623 shs. Vanguard Group Inc has invested 0.05% of its capital in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Goldman Sachs Group reported 1.22 million shs stake. Ohio-based Fort Washington Advisors Oh has invested 0.01% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY).

The Hershey Company had 2 sales and 0 buys since January 26, 2018. This’s net activity of $541,933. The insider Buck Michele sold 400 shs worth $44,620.

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 target price. 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. On Monday, April 23 Susquehanna maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, January 16 the company was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. In Wednesday, January 10 report Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating. On Friday, February 2 the stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. The company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. On Tuesday, April 24 the rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. On Friday, April 27 the firm has “Sell” rating given by Societe Generale. On Tuesday, January 30 RBC Capital Markets maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $120.0 target. On Friday, February 2 the rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”.

For more The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news brought out briefly go to: Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Nasdaq.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Should Hershey Buy Tootsie Roll?” brought out on June 22, 2018, “Finally Time For The Chocolate Giant?” on June 26, 2018, “2 Top Dividend Stocks for Savvy Investors” with a publish date: June 22, 2018, “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” and the last “Complete And Total Nonsense” with publication date: June 26, 2018.

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