Stock Price of Hershey Company (The) (HSY) Increases 1.39%

Stock price performance of Hershey Company (The) is analyzed for various periods using several stock trading signals. In this case, The stock price has rallied 10.01% in the past 12 Weeks but analyzing the 6 month chart of the stock, the price of the stock has managed to drop negative and it has dropped down to -5.84% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 21.98% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Hershey Company (The) has a positive value of 12.31 compared to overall market. Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 0.72% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 3.83%.The 200 Day SMA reached 6.23%

The Hershey Company is having a Relative Strength Index of 67.63 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators. Hershey Company (The) (NYSE:HSY) has climbed 1.39% in the past week and advanced 2.36% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.27% and the outperformance has advanced to 1.45% for the last 4 weeks period.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 3, 2017, Michele Buck (EVP, Chief Operating Officer) sold 2,000 shares at 105.29 per share price.On Jan 19, 2017, D Michael Wege (SVP, GS, India, ME, Comm & CSR) sold 1,100 shares at 104.82 per share price.On Nov 9, 2016, Trust Co Trustee In Tr Hershey (10% owner) purchased 49,500 shares at 101.60 per share price.

Hershey Co Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 3, 2017. The company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09. Analyst had a consensus of $1.08. The company had revenue of $1970.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1978.66 million. The companys revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.08 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Hershey Co was Upgraded by Credit Suisse to Outperform on Jan 6, 2017. Hershey Co was Initiated by Berenberg on Jan 5, 2017 to Sell, Price Target of the shares are set at $90.

Hershey Company (The) (NYSE:HSY) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Hershey Company (The) (NYSE:HSY) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $103.6 and hit $107.44 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $106.98, with a gain of 1.32% or 1.39 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,708,558 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $117.79 and the company has a market cap of $22,704 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $87.38 .

The Hershey Company is a leading snack food company and the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products. Hershey markets such well-known brands as Hersheys, Reeses, Hersheys Kisses, Kit Kat, Almond Joy, Mounds, York, Jolly Rancher, Twizzlers, and Ice Breakers as well as innovative new products such as Swoops and Hersheys Smores. Hershey also offers a variety of snack products to consumers, including Hersheys Cookies, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts, and Hersheys Snack Barz.

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