How Analysts Rated The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Last Week?

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Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.92 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 37 investors sold The Hershey Company shares while 214 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 105.90 million shares or 1.16% less from 107.15 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported.
Carret Asset Limited Co stated it has 0.18% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Bridges Mngmt accumulated 4,000 shares. Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd Llc holds 0.08% or 2,391 shares in its portfolio. Ubs Asset Management Americas accumulated 574,168 shares or 0% of the stock. 90 were accumulated by Covington Capital Mngmt. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 33,582 shares. Sei has invested 0.03% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Callahan Lc has invested 0.08% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Northern has invested 0.04% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Manufacturers Life Ins Communication The holds 135,625 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Greenwood Cap Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 4,105 shares. Fil Limited reported 2 shares. Next Gru Inc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Tudor Invest Corp Et Al reported 0.05% stake. 62,171 were reported by Flippin Bruce Porter.

Since July 20, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 11 selling transactions for $964.64 million activity. Shares for $1.81 million were sold by LITTLE PATRICIA A on Monday, September 24. Tillemans Todd W bought 2,000 shares worth $214,640. On Friday, August 17 WALLING KEVIN R sold $3.12 million worth of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) or 30,835 shares. Another trade for 4.50M shares valued at $478.35 million was made by HERSHEY TRUST CO TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL on Wednesday, November 7. On Wednesday, November 7 the insider HERSHEY TRUST CO sold $478.35M.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Hershey (NYSE:HSY), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Hershey had 7 analyst reports since July 27, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) rating on Friday, July 27. Credit Suisse has “Underperform” rating and $85 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, December 19. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Friday, July 27. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, October 23. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, October 30. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Friday, July 27. Below is a list of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) latest ratings and price target changes.

19/12/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
30/10/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
23/10/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $109 New Target: $114 Maintain
27/07/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $93 New Target: $98 Maintain
27/07/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $80 New Target: $85 Maintain
27/07/2018 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $97 New Target: $100 Maintain
27/07/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $90 New Target: $95 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $106.03. About 707,609 shares traded. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has declined 5.66% since January 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.66% the S&P500.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $22.25 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 21.92 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: Globenewswire.com which released: “HERSHEY’S and REESE’S Brands Unite for the Ultimate Product Mashup – GlobeNewswire” on October 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company – Seeking Alpha” published on June 04, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Hershey Co Stock Popped Today – The Motley Fool” on July 26, 2018. More interesting news about The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Hershey Co. Increases Dividend By 10% – Seeking Alpha” published on July 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Hershey Company: Trick Or Treat? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 15, 2018.

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