THE HERSHEY COMPANY

(NYSE: HSY)
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THE HERSHEY COMPANY: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
7
StockScouter

THE HERSHEY COMPANY, a large-cap growth company in the consumer non-durables sector, is expected to match the market over the next six months with very low risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

The price-to-sales multiple is slightly higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive/Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like HSY

Con

The price-to-earnings multiple is higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

The most recent quarterly earnings report was slightly lower than analysts’ consensus forecast. Neutral/Negative

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: C

The most recent quarterly earnings report was slightly lower than analysts’ consensus forecast. Neutral/Negative

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

One or more analysts has modestly decreased quarterly earnings estimates for HSY. Negative

OWNERSHIP
Grade: D

Two or more executives, directors or major shareholders sold a small number of shares recently. Negative

Shares are neither being accumulated heavily nor sold heavily by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like HSY

VALUATION
Grade: C

The price-to-earnings multiple is higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

The price-to-sales multiple is slightly higher than the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive/Neutral for a medium- to large-sized company like HSY

The ratio of HSY's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is above the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Negative

TECHNICAL
Grade: C

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is flat. Neutral

Previous day's closing price for HSY was close to its 50-day moving average. Neutral

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