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January 31, 2013
07:19 EDTHSYHershey reports Q4 gross margin 43.1%, sees 2013 gross margin expansion
The company said, "As stated in October, gross margin is expected to increase in 2013, driven by productivity, cost savings initiatives and overall input cost deflation. Therefore, the Company expects 2013 adjusted gross margin expansion of 180 to 200 basis points."
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April 9, 2014
13:35 EDTHSYHershey melts after Goldman downgrade
Shares of chocolate maker Hershey (HSY) are falling after Goldman Sachs lowered its rating on the stock to a Sell. WHAT'S NEW: After the market closed last night, Goldman Sachs downgraded Hershey to Sell from Neutral, saying the stock is "priced for perfection" and that the company's cycle of strong earnings growth will end. Goldman lowered its price target for the stock to $90 from $105. Goldman Sachs analysts Jason English, Sean King and Manpreet Sethl were cautious on Hershey, saying that they expect the company's domestic momentum to fade. Goldman lowered its earnings per share estimates for Hershey's fiscal years 2014 through 2016 by 3%-6% to reflect lower sales and margin projections. While they said that they still perceive Hershey as a "best-in-breed company" whose international momentum will continue, the analysts believe expectations for the company are on the verge of turning more negative. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the chocolate industry include Nestle (NSRGY) and Mondelez (MDLZ), which owns Cadbury. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Hershey fell $2.57 or $2.53%, to $99.15.
10:06 EDTHSYOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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05:42 EDTHSYHershey downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating on Hershey (HSY) shares to Sell from Neutral saying the stock is priced for perfection and the company's cycle of strong earnings growth is ending. Goldman lowered its price target for the stock to $90 from $105. Shares of Hershey closed yesterday down $1.28 to $101.72.

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