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The Hershey Company - Value Alert

Jul. 28, 2013 9:26 AM ETHSY
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Texas (July 28 2013) Wax Ink has issued a Loss of Investment Interest rating for The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) based on a recent baseline equity review which placed fair value between $37-$47.

The recent close of $94.46 is approximately 322% above the fair value buy target for the stock and approximately 105% above the fair value close target for the stock. The recent close is also 2% below analysts' twelve-month $96.00 median price target for the stock.

The recent close represents a 32% increase in the year over year price of the stock.

The stock currently has a trailing twelve-month PE Ratio of 24, and a PEG Ratio of 2.1 basis estimated forward earnings growth of 11%.

In the past 52 weeks, share prices have moved between a high of $94.53 and a low of $68.09, placing equilibrium at $85.71.

Basis the recent close, the stock is trading 0.1% below the 52 week high, 28% above the 52 week low, 9% above equilibrium, and has an average daily trading volume of approximately 1.1 million shares.

The Hershey Company together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distribution of various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, chewing gum and mint refreshment products, worldwide.

The company's competitors include Mars, Incorporated, Mondelez International, Inc., Nestle SA, and Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc..

Financial information that may be contained herein, is based on the company's most recent annual SEC filing for year ending December 31, 2012. All prices are per share unless otherwise noted.

Wax Ink currently has no investment position in the company mentioned in this alert.

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