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Hershey (HSY) Company Profile

Updated Sep 15, 2020
Hershey has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:The Hershey Company
Short Name:Hershey
Trading Ticker Symbol:HSY
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Hershey, Pennsylvania
Primary Industry Sector:Consumer Non-Durables
Seconday Sub-sector:Specialty Foods
Main Business Areas/Categories: Low Volatility, Consumer Non-Durables, Specialty Foods, Consumer Defensive, Confectioners, Low Beta, S&P 500, Food & Beverage, , Wilshire 5000
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Hershey stock

Market and Trading Information for Hershey

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Hershey as of writing:
Current Share Price:$144.34
Previous Year's Closing Price:$146.98
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-1.8%
Market Cap:$30.24 billion
52-week Price Range:$109.88 - $161.83
Dividend Per Share:$3.09
EPS (TTM):5.11
Price-Earnings (Trailing):28.25
Price-Earnings (Forward):22.55

Company Profile and Business Description for Hershey

The Hershey Company, incorporated on October 24, 1927, is a producer of chocolate in North America. The Company's principal product offerings include chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages, and snack items, such as spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites and mixes. Its segments include North America, and International and Other. As of December 31, 2016, the Company marketed, sold and distributed its products under more than 80 brand names in approximately 70 countries around the world.

North America

The North America segment includes its chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery business, as well as its grocery and snacks business, in the United States and Canada. This includes developing and growing its business in chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery, pantry, food service and other snacking product lines. Within its North America markets, the Company's product portfolio includes a range of chocolate offerings marketed and sold under the renowned brands of Hershey's, Reese's and Kisses, along with other chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery brands, such as Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, Cadbury, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers and York. It also offers chocolate products, primarily in the United States, through the Scharffen Berger and Dagoba brands. Its gum and mint products include Ice Breakers mints and chewing gum, Breathsavers mints and Bubble Yum bubble gum. Its pantry and snack items that are principally sold in North America include baking products and toppings and sundae syrups sold under the Hershey's, Reese's and Heath brands, as well as Hershey's and Reese's chocolate spreads and snack bites and mixes and Krave meat snack products.

International and Other

The Company has operations, and manufactures product in China, Mexico, Brazil, India and Malaysia, primarily for consumers in these regions. The Company also distributes and sells confectionery products in export markets of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions. This segment also includes its global retail operations, including Hershey's Chocolate World stores in Hershey, Pennsylvania, New York City, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Niagara Falls (Ontario), Dubai and Singapore. Within its International and Other markets, the Company manufactures, markets and sells various brands, as well as other brands that are marketed regionally, such as Golden Monkey confectionery and Munching Monkey snack products in China, Pelon Pelo Rico confectionery products in Mexico, IO-IO snack products in Brazil, and Nutrine and Maha Lacto confectionery products and Jumpin and Sofit beverage products in India.

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ETFs Holding Hershey Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Hershey stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Hershey stock holding. There are a total of 184 ETFs in records which are holding Hershey stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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DFNDReality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETFThe Reality Shares DIVCON Dividend Defender ETF tracks an index of dividend-paying US large-cap stocks that are likely to increase dividends, while shorting those that are unlikely to do so. At rebalance, the fund is 75% long, 25% short. ...Full Details1.38%74
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ACIMSPDR MSCI ACWI IMI ETFThe SPDR MSCI ACWI IMI ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global stocks covering 98% of the capitalization of the developed and emerging markets. ...Full Details0.25%906
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ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETFThe iShares MSCI ACWI ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large- and midcap global stocks, covering 85% of the developed and emerging markets capitalization. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.32%1596
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ACWViShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETFThe iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF tracks an index of large- and midcap global stocks selected and weighted to create a low volatility portfolio subject to constraints including sector exposure. ...Full Details0.2%426
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CRBNiShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETFThe iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF tracks an index of stocks from global firms selected for a bias toward lower carbon emissions, but with tight constraints to the broad, marketlike ACWI index. ...Full Details0.2%1204
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CSMProshares Large Cap Core PlusThe ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF tracks a long/short index of the 500 largest US stocks. It uses a set of rules to assign weights to each equity that add up to 130% long and 30% short exposure. ...Full Details0.45%320
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DEFInvesco Defensive Equity ETFThe Invesco Defensive Equity ETF tracks an index that aims to outperform in down markets while maintaining upside potential. The equal-weighted index picks 100 US stocks using proprietary methods. ...Full Details0.6%101
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DGROiShares Core Dividend Growth ETFThe iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF tracks an index of US stocks that are selected by dividends, dividend growth and payout ratio, then weighted by dividend dollars. ...Full Details0.08%449
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DGRWWisdomTree US Dividend Growth FundThe WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth ETF tracks the performance of the WisdomTree US Dividend Growth Index by investing in large- and midcap dividend-paying US common stocks with growth characteristics. ...Full Details0.28%276
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DIVBiShares US Dividend and Buyback ETFThe iShares US Dividend and Buyback ETF tracks an index of large-, mid-, and small-cap US stocks that have a history of dividend payments and/or share buybacks. ...Full Details0.25%354
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See Full List of ETFs holding Hershey stock in their respective portfolios.

Peer / Competitor Companies of Specialty Foods Sector

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▶ John B. Sanfilippo and Son (JBSS): John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., together with its subsidiary, JBSS Ventures, LLC, processes and distributes tree nuts and peanuts in the United States. The company offers raw and processed nuts, inclu....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF): Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., incorporated on November 30, 1982, is an international franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator. The Companys subsidiary, U-Swirl International, Inc. (U-Swirl), franchises and operates soft-serve ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

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