Hershey Company Shares Approach 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 0.6% below its 52-week high of $158.25, with trading volume lower than its 30 day average

Mar 24, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Hershey Company Shares Approach 52-Week High - Market Mover
Hershey Company shares closed today at 0.6% below its 52 week high of $158.25, giving the company a market cap of $32B. The stock is currently up 3.8% year-to-date, up 31.9% over the past 12 months, and up 96.5% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.8%, and the S&P 500 fell 2.1%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 4.0% lower than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 0.5.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was above 70, indicating it may be overbought.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates an upward trend.
  • The stock closed below its Bollinger band, indicating it may be oversold.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $2 billion in earnings before interest and taxes from $8 billion in revenue. It currently holds $1 billion in cash and $1 billion in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.68480646047099 is lower than its current P/E ratio of 25.60, implying that analysts are expecting an increase in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 1.99. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 4.09 which means it currently has $4.09 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 13.57. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 14 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 3.72.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 4.14.

P/E

25.60

EBITDA

$2B

P/Book

13.57

Mkt Cap

$32B

P/Sales

3.72

Revenue

$8B

EPS (TTM)

6.11

PEG Ratio

1.99

EV/Revenue

4.14

Total Cash

$1B

Debt/Equity

4.09

Forward P/E

21.68

Current Debt

$1B

Gross Profit

$3B

Dividend Date

-

Earnings Date

2021-02-04

Profit Margin

0.16

Revenue/Share

39.15

Total Revenue

$8B

Enterprise Val

$33B

Put/Call Ratio

1.41

Revenue/Employee

504939.22

Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Consumer Stables industry sector , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Hershey Company0.33.831.9-0.327.9
Dow Jones Industrial Average0.06.459.9-2.160.1
S&P 500 Index-0.54.061.9-1.562.8
Consumer Stables0.4-0.534.2-0.733.7

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date lags the peer average by -56.7%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months beats the peer average by 17.0%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is -20.5% lower than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Hershey CompanyHSY25.63.831.9-0.327.9
Peer AvgN/A32.28.827.2-1.74.6
Mondelez International Inc. Class AMDLZ23.1-0.727.3
General Mills Inc.GIS14.90.625.7-10.127.6
Hain Celestial Group Inc.HAIN141.56.677.0
John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc.JBSS13.814.518.6
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.RMCF031.614.9

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