Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) Sentiment Dropped in 2018 Q1 to 0.8

June 27, 2018 - By Georgina Andrews

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“Big money” Positions

“Big money sentiment for Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.8, according to SEC.gov filings. That’s down -0.33, from 2017Q4’s 1.13. 228 institutional investors increased or started new equity positions, while 286 decreased and sold their positions in Hershey Co so the sentiment dived. Funds own 109.40 million shares, up from 107.20 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Hershey Co in top 10 decreased from 8 to 4 for a decrease of 4. In total 59 funds closed positions, 227 reduced and 170 increased. Also 58 funds bought new Hershey Co stakes.

Most Hershey Co Shareholders

Hershey Trust Co owns 8.25 million shares in Hershey Co as of Q1 2018. Hershey Co’s shareholder Symons Capital Management Inc owns 144,026 shares as of Q1 2018. Hs Management Partners Llc reported 1.27 million shares. The United Kingdom-based fund Troy Asset Management Ltd have invested about 3.7% of the investment manager’s stock portfolio in Hershey Co. The California-based fund Scharf Investments Llc holds 1.24 million shares or 3.44% of their US equity exposure.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products.The firm is worth $19.81 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other.20.02 is the 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.

HSY reached $94.67 during the last trading session after $0.63 change.Currently The Hershey Company is downtrending after 20.19% change in last June 27, 2017. HSY has 382,975 shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 32.76%.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) is expected to report earnings on July, 25., according to Faxor. This year’s EPS analyst estimate is expected to be $1.11. That is 1.83 % up compareed to $1.09 EPS for last year. HSY’s profit could be $232.28 million if the current EPS of $1.11 is accurate. -21.28 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $1.41 EPS was revealed for last quarter.

5,895 were reported by Zeke Cap Advisors Ltd Liability. Morgan Stanley holds 703,280 shs or 0.02% of its capital. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) Sa has 0.25% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). Kbc Group Nv holds 138,451 shs. Covenant Multifamily Offices Ltd Llc accumulated 15,078 shs. Quantbot Technologies L P owns 8,874 shs for 0.08% of their capital. Stack Fin Incorporated reported 120,787 shs or 1.41% of all its holdings. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invested in 0.02% or 137,769 shs. Daiwa Group invested in 5,027 shs or 0% of the stock. Sage Fin Gp accumulated 965 shs. Moreover, Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv has 0.1% invested in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) for 214,274 shs. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 31,541 shs. First Allied Advisory stated it has 0.06% in The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY). 50 were accumulated by Tradewinds Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company. Fuller And Thaler Asset invested in 1,400 shs.

The Hershey Company had 2 sales and 0 buys since January 26, 2018. This’s net activity of $541,933. 5,450 The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) shs with value of $497,313 were sold by SHEDLARZ DAVID L.

The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 13 have positions in The Hershey (NYSE:HSY) as follows: 0 rated it a “Buy”, 5 with “Sell” and 8 with “Hold”. The positive are 0. The firm has $120.0 highest while $80 is the lowest target price. The average target $96.08 is 1.49% above the last ($94.67) price. Since January 10, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc The Hershey has 20 analyst reports. The company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 2. On Wednesday, May 2 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Argus Research. On Tuesday, April 24 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Wednesday, April 18 the company was maintained by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, February 14 JP Morgan maintained the shares of HSY in report with “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, June 13 the firm earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse. On Monday, April 16 the stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, February 1 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 30 the firm has “Hold” rating given by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, April 10 the company was downgraded by UBS.

For more The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) news released briefly go to: Nasdaq.com, Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com, Seekingalpha.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “2 Top Dividend Stocks for Savvy Investors” released on June 22, 2018, “Should Hershey Buy Tootsie Roll?” on June 22, 2018, “Complete And Total Nonsense” with a publish date: June 26, 2018, “Recent Purchase: The Hershey Company” and the last “Credit Suisse sours on Hershey” with publication date: June 13, 2018.

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