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The Hershey Company (HSY)

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    leo
    Candy bars are selling fast in Hershey section of stores.
    Record Hershey sales in all top 25 grocery chains in America.
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    leo
    Hershey is my 13th stock. My Bakers Dozen Profolio.
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    Andrew
    Does anyone else see a reason other than the feminist movement which is driving this price up today? They’ve done this in the past why are people buying now?
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    leo
    Twizzlers have screaming sales at Cinemas.
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    Crossfire
    Hershey joins the greenies. Not good. We have had climate change forever. 12,000 years ago Chicago was under hundreds of feet of ice. Make candy and stay out of politics.
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    stocktargetadvisor
    $HSY
    Upgraded by Piper Sandler Neutral » Overweight USD 147 » USD 175
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    Bobby
    Perfectly healthy 31 year old Alexandria Blocasio Smollett got her covid shot the third day it became available. Tens of Thousands of older folks in need STILL haven't gotten their FIRST shot. All about the "Benjamins" .....
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    Sgt Hugo Stiglitz
    Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans, good sheet. Nice job Hersheys.
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    arro1050
    Clearly, HSY is a momentum stock. I worked for HSY for 32 years before retiring several years ago. Great company! Made buckets of money on this stock over the years and still sitting on options that do not expire until the end of September, 2021. This stock has been following a pattern for at least the past 20 years. It gets stuck in a narrow trading range for 4-5 years as it did from 2014-2018. When it finally starts to move, the uptrend typically continues for at least 18-24 months with the runup typically resulting in a doubling of the share price. While I was initially skeptical of the $200/share prediction, their huge EPS beat for Q2 reported on Thursday and the 7% increase in the dividend now leads me to conclude that $200 may actually be possible within the next 18-24 months.
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    arro1050
    Looks like we're in for a pullback before the stock surges to new highs. Given the significant runup in the share price since January, I would not be surprised if the stock falls to the low 150s before the next leg up. If the recent snack acquisitions are accretive to earnings next year and they report strong numbers for Q3 and Q4, I continue to believe that the stock can climb to $200 by Q3 of next year.
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    Scott
    Just dropped below $90 for the first time in a while. If we break below $89.10 in the coming days, we'll likely see more momentum on the downside. Full disclosure - I have 33% of desired position in HSY @ $94.00. Holding off on any additional buys for now, but will complete my position at some point. I plan on this being a long term position, so perfectly fine with this dropping further.
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    arro1050
    Chocolate sales have been surging since the start of the pandemic in mid-March. This should bode well for Hershey's Q2 results.

    http://westchester.news12.com/story/42354595/chocolate-sales-rise-during-pandemic
    People bought $3.7 billion worth of chocolate during the pandemic.
    People bought $3.7 billion worth of chocolate during the pandemic.
    westchester.news12.com
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    Christopher
    Divesting brands in a time like this - not to mention forgoing to materialize previous acquisitions - in order to save a business from it’s obligations, clearly would shrink future earnings of HSY. It may be rational, however, to know when to sell - even at a loss - and simply start over. The business of HSY is mainly in the US and holds selling rights to Kit-Kat and Cadbury. Perhaps, to keep a ship afloat, it must let go some of its barrels and only keep the essential ones. But planning to sell two more high-end chocolate brands concerns me. Confectionary products are competitive and it is hard to run a business under competitive prices. In the long run, 5 to 10 years, will HSY be stronger than ever? Hershey school benefits from HSY’s dividends, so, if earnings becomes a serious problem, forgoing dividend payouts would be necessary for the business but not good for the shareholders who rely on dividends. I am most concerned on HSY’s business health and Hershey’s legacy. Are we making the right moves? And if dividends are held, is it reasonable to expect the same level frugality toward compensations?
    Neutral
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    M
    Geld this stock for quite some time and been happy with stock price appreciation and dividends. How long will the good times last? No idea. Chocolate is one commodity (amongst others) that people buy when they are happy and sad.
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    CHOOSEROFTHETHOUGHT
    CHART LOOKS GOOD!!!!
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    Robert
    My short worked out great.. I took 1/2 my profits today.. I will hold the rest until we hit the 120's.. It was a nail bitter but what isnt ???
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    arro1050
    For those shorting the stock or thinking about taking a short position, keep in mind that the 3rd and 4th quarters historically have been two of Hershey's strongest quarters and I would expect this year to be no exception.
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    M
    Nice gain in the last quarter after being in 90 to 100 range gor years
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    Crossfire
    Earnings beat, still 5.50 drop on lower guidance. Seems an overreaction.....
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    raymond
    How about when Hershey closed a plant in Ontario and Pennsylvania and built a new one in Mexico. Boycott the stuff imported from there ! Of course the most ironic thing is this is when everyone in pa got together and stopped the takeover by wriggly to save jobs in pa!