Hershey Company (HSY) Reports -27.41% Fall From For 52 Week High, It’s Always Darkest Before The Dawn

Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) does about 1.94M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1411798 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 38.65B USD. Its current market price is $191.12, marking a decrease of -2.52% compared to the previous close of $196.06. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $263.29 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $178.82.

Hershey Company (HSY) has a 20-day trading average at $200.98 and the current price is -27.41% off the 52-week high compared with 6.88% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $195.71 and its 200-day simple moving average is $194.81. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 2.19%, which decreases to 2.10% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 39.01 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $207.67, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 7.97% over the period.

Exane BNP Paribas also downgraded the stock to “Neutral” from Outperform on March 26, 2024 at a price target of $208. Morgan Stanley downgraded its price target at $191-$183.

Hershey Company (HSY) stock is down -2.70% over the week and -4.48% over the past month. Its price is 2.51% year-to-date and -25.09% over the past year.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 7.97 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 25.35% and return on equity of 54.77%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 18.93 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 19.59. The beta has a value of 0.37. Price to book ratio is 9.41 and price to sales ratio is 3.38.