I would rather have one share worth $150, rather than three shares worth $50.
anyone have the names of the analists and brokers who almost ruined hershey ?
wonder whose company they are trying to ruin now ????
Well that's what WSJ had has headline. There's this too.
New products in both the U.S. and overseas markets boosted top-line growth. Pricing added 0.5 pp to top-line growth. Currency hurt revenues by 0.5 pp, worse than a slight positive impact in the last quarter.
Hershey has been consistently gaining market share in all major channels of the U.S. CMG (chocolate, mint and gum) category. These channels include food, drug, mass merchandisers including Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), and convenience stores. For the 12 weeks ended October 5, 2013, Hershey’s market share in these channels grew 0.7 share points year over year driven by core brand growth.
Margins Go Up
Hershey’s adjusted gross margin for the quarter expanded 300 basis points (bps) to 46.2%, driven by lower input costs, productivity gains, improved efficiencies from supply chain initiatives, favorable mix and better fixed cost leverage.
Shrinking the net weight and charging the same or more. Sure, put in less and charge less in the beginning through deals...but then you raise the price so you provide less for more!
Don't think people don't notice and stop buying as a result. Bad idea yields bad result. Posted elsewhere by those in the know.