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Last $101.89 USD
Change Today +0.88 / 0.87%
Volume 649.0K
As of 8:04 PM 03/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

hershey co/the (HSY) Snapshot

Open
$100.95
Previous Close
$101.01
Day High
$102.04
Day Low
$100.83
52 Week High
01/20/15 - $111.35
52 Week Low
08/1/14 - $87.88
Market Cap
22.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
885.9K
EPS TTM
$3.99
Shares Outstanding
158.7M
EX-Date
02/23/15
P/E TM
25.5x
Dividend
$2.14
Dividend Yield
2.05%
Current Stock Chart for HERSHEY CO/THE (HSY)

hershey co/the (HSY) Details

The Hershey Company manufactures, imports, markets, distributes, and sells confectionery products. The company operates through two segments, North America; and International and Other. It offers chocolate and sugar confectionery products; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, sundae syrups, and beverages; snack items, including spreads; and gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums. The company offers its products primarily under the Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Almond Joy, Brookside, Good & Plenty, Heath, Kit Kat, Lancaster, Payday, Rolo, Twizzlers, Whoppers, York, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Ice Breakers, Breathsavers, Bubble Yum, and Heath brands, as well as under the Golden Monkey, Pelon Pelo Rico, IO-IO, Nutrine, Maha Lacto, Jumpin, and Sofit brands. It markets and sells its products to wholesale distributors, chain grocery stores, mass merchandisers, chain drug stores, vending companies, wholesale clubs, convenience stores, dollar stores, concessionaires, and department stores. The Hershey Company was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

20,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 1894

hershey co/the (HSY) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
President of International
Total Annual Compensation: $642.5K
President of North America
Total Annual Compensation: $642.5K
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Senior Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $567.2K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $491.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

hershey co/the (HSY) Key Developments

The Hershey Company Appoints Patricia A. Little as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Effective March 16, 2015

The Hershey Company announced the appointment of Patricia A. Little as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 16, 2015. In her role at the company, Little will oversee the company's global finance organization and be a part of the company's global leadership team reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, John P. Bilbrey. She will have responsibility for the financial management, planning and operations for the company's $7.4 billion enterprise. Little brings 30 years of broad financial experience and leadership to her role at Hershey, including tenures at Kelly Services and Ford Motor Company. Currently, Little is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Kelly Services Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions. She serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee of McCormick & Company, Incorporated. Prior to joining Kelly in 2008, she spent 24 years with Ford Motor Company holding leadership roles in both corporate and operational finance.

The Hershey Company Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

The Hershey Company reaffirmed earnings guidance for the full year of 2015. Specifically, the company estimates net sales will increase 5.5% to 7.5%, including a net benefit from acquisitions and divestitures of about 2.5 points and unfavorable foreign currency exchange of approximately 1 point. The company expects that 2015 gross margin expansion of 135 to 145 basis points will contribute to an increase in adjusted earnings per share-diluted of 8% to 10%, including dilution from acquisitions and divestitures of $0.03 per share to $0.05 per share. The company expects to report diluted earnings per share for 2015 in the range of $4.14 to $4.25.

Hershey Company Appoints Houssam Chehabeddine as General Manager for EMEA

The Hershey Company announced the appointment of Houssam Chehabeddine as the General Manager for the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Division. In this new role, Houssam will report to Steven C. Schiller, Regional President, Hershey AEMEA. Houssam's will be based in Dubai and his appointment is effective February 1, 2015. In his new position at Hershey EMEA, Houssam will be responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all aspects of the EMEA business. This includes full P&L, revenue and market share targets, acquisition and growth strategy and assuming the whole range of leadership accountabilities in managing the diverse team. Chehabeddine joins Hershey from Mars Inc. where he was most recently Regional Director for the Extended Levant markets.

 

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