NYSE:HSY - The Hershey Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $179.91
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.03 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 5 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for HSY

Analyst Price Target is $179.91
▼ -0.03% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for The Hershey in the last 3 months. The average price target is $179.91, with a high forecast of $194.00 and a low forecast of $149.00. The average price target represents a -0.03% upside from the last price of $179.97.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 11 investment analysts is to buy stock in The Hershey. This rating has held steady since April 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/18/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$174.00 ➝ $184.00Low
10/4/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$190.00 ➝ $191.00Medium
9/21/2021Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageHold$182.00 ➝ $180.00Medium
7/30/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$166.00 ➝ $182.00Low
7/30/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$188.00 ➝ $189.00Low
7/30/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$180.00 ➝ $194.00Low
7/30/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$175.00 ➝ $181.00Medium
7/30/2021Piper SandlerBoost Price TargetOverweight$182.00 ➝ $194.00Medium
7/22/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$166.00 ➝ $173.00Medium
5/3/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$172.00 ➝ $187.00Low
4/30/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$152.00 ➝ $166.00Low
4/21/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$160.00 ➝ $162.00Low
4/15/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$171.00 ➝ $181.00Low
3/23/2021Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ OverweightLow
3/17/2021Piper SandlerUpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$147.00 ➝ $175.00Low
2/8/2021Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$157.00 ➝ $170.00Low
2/5/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$172.00 ➝ $175.00Medium
1/12/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Hold$157.00 ➝ $162.00Medium
1/6/2021Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$168.00N/A
11/9/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$170.00 ➝ $172.00Medium
11/9/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$148.00 ➝ $152.00Medium
11/9/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$155.00 ➝ $149.00Medium
11/9/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$152.00 ➝ $157.00Medium
11/8/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHoldLow
10/26/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$147.00 ➝ $152.00Medium
10/19/2020Smith Barney CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuyLow
9/29/2020BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$150.00 ➝ $163.00Low
7/24/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$140.00 ➝ $150.00Low
7/24/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$135.00 ➝ $140.00Low
7/24/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$152.00 ➝ $170.00Low
7/24/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$136.00 ➝ $148.00Low
7/24/2020Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$145.00 ➝ $162.00Low
7/22/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$143.00 ➝ $140.00Medium
7/17/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$136.00 ➝ $140.00High
7/13/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$142.00 ➝ $136.00Medium
5/8/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$146.00 ➝ $142.00Medium
5/7/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$152.00Medium
4/26/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHoldLow
4/24/2020Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$145.00 ➝ $135.00Low
4/24/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$155.00 ➝ $143.00Low
4/24/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$150.00 ➝ $140.00Low
4/24/2020Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingNeutral$143.00 ➝ $140.00Low
4/24/2020Piper SandlerDowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$138.00Low
4/23/2020CfraDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$150.00 ➝ $125.00Medium
4/22/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$133.00Medium
4/22/2020Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$136.00Medium
4/21/2020Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$146.00Medium
4/21/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$145.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
4/16/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$155.00 ➝ $154.00High
3/24/2020Piper SandlerUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Overweight$134.00 ➝ $138.00Medium
3/24/2020Edward JonesUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
3/23/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$134.00High
3/18/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$152.00 ➝ $138.00High
3/18/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$160.00High
2/2/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHoldLow
2/2/2020Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$157.00Low
1/31/2020Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$150.00Low
1/31/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$155.00 ➝ $160.00Medium
1/31/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$147.00 ➝ $157.00High
1/22/2020Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$157.00Medium
12/20/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$155.00Medium
12/11/2019Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$155.00Medium
10/25/2019Bank of AmericaSet Price TargetBuy$165.00Low
10/25/2019UBS GroupSet Price TargetHold$147.00N/A
10/25/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$133.00 ➝ $138.00Medium
10/17/2019Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$158.00Low
9/12/2019Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$155.00Medium
7/26/2019Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$132.00 ➝ $145.00Low
7/26/2019Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$130.00 ➝ $155.00Low
7/26/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$152.00 ➝ $165.00Medium
7/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$133.00High
7/23/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$112.00 ➝ $130.00Low
7/22/2019UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$100.00 ➝ $145.00Low
7/18/2019CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$140.00 ➝ $170.00Medium
7/17/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$86.00 ➝ $142.00High
6/19/2019Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$122.00 ➝ $125.00Low
6/19/2019Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$130.00 ➝ $152.00Low
6/11/2019Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageIn-Line$145.00Low
5/30/2019Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Positive$123.00 ➝ $130.00Medium
4/26/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$123.00Low
4/26/2019UBS GroupSet Price TargetSell$100.00Low
4/26/2019BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$103.00 ➝ $120.00Low
4/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$93.00 ➝ $108.00Low
4/26/2019Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$120.00 ➝ $130.00Medium
12/19/2018Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Buy$92.00 ➝ $120.00High
10/30/2018Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$104.00Medium
10/26/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$105.00Low
10/23/2018Susquehanna BancsharesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$109.00 ➝ $114.00Low
9/14/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$104.00 ➝ $110.00Low
9/13/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$85.00Low
8/29/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$85.00Low
8/29/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesSet Price TargetHold$100.00Low
7/27/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$93.00 ➝ $98.00Medium
7/27/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Sell$80.00 ➝ $85.00High
7/27/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$97.00 ➝ $100.00Low
7/27/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$90.00 ➝ $95.00Low
7/9/2018Consumer EdgeDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightMedium
6/13/2018Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$90.00 ➝ $80.00Low
5/2/2018ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
4/27/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$107.00 ➝ $90.00Low
4/27/2018Societe GeneraleDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$93.29 ➝ $85.00Low
4/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$106.00 ➝ $98.00Low
4/23/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$94.00Low
4/23/2018Susquehanna BancsharesLower Price TargetNeutral$110.00 ➝ $103.00Low
4/18/2018Morgan StanleySet Price TargetUnderweight ➝ Sell$100.00 ➝ $93.00Medium
4/16/2018Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$115.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/12/2018Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$99.00Low
4/10/2018UBS GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$106.00 ➝ $90.00High
2/14/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$106.00Low
2/6/2018ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$125.00 ➝ $120.00Medium
2/2/2018BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight$110.00 ➝ $107.00Medium
2/2/2018Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$105.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
2/2/2018Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$129.00 ➝ $115.00Medium
1/30/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$120.00Low
1/30/2018Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$108.00 ➝ $110.00Low
1/17/2018Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$108.00Low
1/16/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$101.00Medium
1/10/2018Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ UnderweightMedium
12/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$122.00Low
12/19/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetBuy$124.00Medium
12/18/2017Berenberg BankUpgradeSell ➝ Hold$90.00Medium
12/18/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$113.00Low
12/7/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$113.00Low
10/27/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$105.00N/A
10/27/2017UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$110.00 ➝ $106.00N/A
10/27/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetBuy$126.00 ➝ $130.00N/A
10/26/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$113.00N/A
8/24/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$117.00 ➝ $115.00High
8/17/2017Sanford C. BernsteinUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$109.00 ➝ $127.00High
7/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$121.00Low
7/27/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$112.00 ➝ $111.00Low
7/27/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$114.00 ➝ $115.00Low
7/26/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$118.00Low
7/21/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$114.00Medium
7/18/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual ➝ Equal Weight$111.00 ➝ $108.00Low
6/28/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutral$119.00 ➝ $116.00Low
6/17/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$115.00Low
6/2/2017Susquehanna BancsharesReiterated RatingNeutral$119.00 ➝ $115.00Low
4/28/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$117.00 ➝ $114.00Low
4/23/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformLow
3/25/2017Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$119.00Low
3/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$105.00N/A
3/2/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$121.00N/A
3/2/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$112.00 ➝ $114.00N/A
2/28/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeSell ➝ Hold$96.00 ➝ $110.00N/A
2/27/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$103.00 ➝ $111.00N/A
2/16/2017ArgusUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$125.00N/A
2/15/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$115.00N/A
2/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$110.00 ➝ $112.00N/A
1/20/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingBuyN/A
1/6/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$106.00 ➝ $117.00N/A
1/5/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageSell$90.00N/A
12/10/2016Susquehanna BancsharesSet Price TargetHold$106.00N/A
10/31/2016Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$94.00 ➝ $97.00N/A
10/27/2016CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$115.00 ➝ $110.00N/A
10/26/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$98.00N/A
10/25/2016Susquehanna BancsharesInitiated CoverageNeutral$106.00N/A
10/21/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldN/A
(Data available from 10/19/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.18 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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The Hershey Co. engages in the manufacture and market of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: North America; and International and Other. The North America segment is responsible for the traditional chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery market position of the company, as well as its grocery and snacks market positions, in the United States and Canada. The International and Other segment is the combination of all other operating segments which are not individually material, including those geographic regions where the company operates outside of North America. Its brands include Hershey's, Reese's, and Kisses. The company was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 and is headquartered in Hershey, PA.
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Today's Range

Now: $179.97
Low: $178.31
High: $180.22

50 Day Range

MA: $176.34
Low: $168.68
High: $182.21

52 Week Range

Now: $179.97
Low: $135.83
High: $182.71


9,642 shs

Average Volume

892,931 shs

Market Capitalization

$37.08 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of The Hershey?

The following equities research analysts have issued research reports on The Hershey in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Piper Sandler, Royal Bank of Canada, Smith Barney Citigroup, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for The Hershey?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for The Hershey in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $179.91, suggesting a possible upside of 0.4%. Credit Suisse Group AG has the highest price target set, predicting HSY will reach $194.00 in the next twelve months. Wells Fargo & Company has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $149.00 for The Hershey in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for The Hershey?

The Hershey currently has 5 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe HSY will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of The Hershey.
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How do I contact The Hershey's investor relations team?

The Hershey's physical mailing address is 19 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, 17033. The company's listed phone number is (717) 534-4200. The official website for The Hershey is www.thehersheycompany.com.