Hershey Foods Corp

HSY-N

NYSE:HSY

153.74
1.30 (0.85%)
The Hershey Company, known until April 2005 as the Hershey Foods Corporation and commonly called Hershey's, is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.
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Analysis and Opinions about HSY-N

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PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 12/18, Up 46%) 7% earnings growth rate. You pay a premium, as we're in late cycle. 2% dividend, low beta. Dominance in US confectionery space. Starting to diversify. Still room to grow, especially as money is rotating to more defensive plays.
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Hershey Foods Corp (HSY-N)
September 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 12/18, Up 46%) 7% earnings growth rate. You pay a premium, as we're in late cycle. 2% dividend, low beta. Dominance in US confectionery space. Starting to diversify. Still room to grow, especially as money is rotating to more defensive plays.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 12, 2018

Global leader with over 80 brands. A lot of revenues are inside NA and US, so tariffs are not a worry. Last earnings topped estimates. A defensive growth name as we get late in the cycle. Price recently pushed above 200-day moving average, which is encouraging. Pretty decent valuation for a consumer staple. Yield is 2.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $98.33.)

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Hershey Foods Corp (HSY-N)
September 12, 2018

Global leader with over 80 brands. A lot of revenues are inside NA and US, so tariffs are not a worry. Last earnings topped estimates. A defensive growth name as we get late in the cycle. Price recently pushed above 200-day moving average, which is encouraging. Pretty decent valuation for a consumer staple. Yield is 2.7%. (Analysts’ price target is $98.33.)

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 31, 2017

This was trapped in never-never land, but is starting to become a little bit more favourable. The chart is pretty volatile looking. The stock is trying to move up, but in a choppy way. If you want to continue to own this, you have to accept the fact that this can deliver a 15% haircut in a short period.

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Hershey Foods Corp (HSY-N)
October 31, 2017

This was trapped in never-never land, but is starting to become a little bit more favourable. The chart is pretty volatile looking. The stock is trying to move up, but in a choppy way. If you want to continue to own this, you have to accept the fact that this can deliver a 15% haircut in a short period.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 17, 2017

An interesting company from the perspective of having had some good returns. They’ve done a lot of work on cleaning up the costs side. However, this is a sector that he is not a big fan of. If you own, it is a name you should be happy that you have done well with, but you could now comfortably move on to a sector, like tech, that has better prospects looking forward.

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An interesting company from the perspective of having had some good returns. They’ve done a lot of work on cleaning up the costs side. However, this is a sector that he is not a big fan of. If you own, it is a name you should be happy that you have done well with, but you could now comfortably move on to a sector, like tech, that has better prospects looking forward.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 10, 2015

There has been a slowing in earnings on the US side. A big part of this is the shifting of consumers’ preference to a healthier lifestyle and eating habits. They have also made a bet on China’s growth moving forward, to the point where they have actually created the Asian Innovation Centre, where they look to customize sweets for the Chinese market. The bad news is that it hasn’t worked yet. Inventories have built and when you have high inventories, you need to cut prices. Pays about 2.5% dividend yield.

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There has been a slowing in earnings on the US side. A big part of this is the shifting of consumers’ preference to a healthier lifestyle and eating habits. They have also made a bet on China’s growth moving forward, to the point where they have actually created the Asian Innovation Centre, where they look to customize sweets for the Chinese market. The bad news is that it hasn’t worked yet. Inventories have built and when you have high inventories, you need to cut prices. Pays about 2.5% dividend yield.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 18, 2009
Stock has been beaten up and company has been mismanaged with a horrible chart. But it has food defensive characteristics with not a lot of private label company competition. Expectations are low for unit volumes so all they have to do is beat a little bit.
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Stock has been beaten up and company has been mismanaged with a horrible chart. But it has food defensive characteristics with not a lot of private label company competition. Expectations are low for unit volumes so all they have to do is beat a little bit.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 30, 2007
Currently looking at this one. Great company, great business model and is at a sale price. Having executional problems and he is not sure it is attractive enough at these prices.
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Hershey Foods Corp (HSY-N)
November 30, 2007
Currently looking at this one. Great company, great business model and is at a sale price. Having executional problems and he is not sure it is attractive enough at these prices.
BUY
BUY
May 11, 2006
The big food companies represent safety as a low return/low risk investment. Market has not been putting money there because of better returns elsewhere. Until the market changes, this won't move much. This would be the time to buy when it is so cheap.
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The big food companies represent safety as a low return/low risk investment. Market has not been putting money there because of better returns elsewhere. Until the market changes, this won't move much. This would be the time to buy when it is so cheap.
TOP PICK
Pays a dividend.
HOLD
HOLD
February 19, 2004
A quality company, but expensive. Pays a reasonable dividend. As safe investment.
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Hershey Foods Corp (HSY-N)
February 19, 2004
A quality company, but expensive. Pays a reasonable dividend. As safe investment.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 19, 2002
Good company. Dividends. May have a lot of defensive money in it right now.
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Good company. Dividends. May have a lot of defensive money in it right now.
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