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Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY)‘s current stock price of $115.88 indicates a change of 0.05% from the previous session.

While the equity is currently trading close to $115.88, analysts on the average expect the stock trading around of $112.14 in the next 12 months.

Analyzing historical, you can note that the stock?s high over the last 12-months is $-1.62% and its lowest over the comparable period is $25.96%.

Let’s look into the stock charts:

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 96% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is in highly overbought territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

The average closing price of the equity for the last 20 days, or termed as 20-day simple moving average, is $4.72%. For the previous 50 days and 200 days, the equity?s closing has averaged $6.02% and $11.34%, respectively.

How volatile is Hershey Co.’s stock paralleled to the market? The stock’s beta is 0.36. Beta is a degree of stock volatility. So, a beta less than one exhibits that an equity is less volatile compared to the market and a beta that is greater than one compared to stock is increasingly volatile than the market.

Pertaining to volatility measurement, we can note that Hershey Co.’s weekly volatility is 1.01%, while its monthly volatility is 1.23%.

Furthermore, the stock?s ATR (average true range) is 1.34. ATR calculates the degree of a stock’s price volatility.

Coming to stock performance, find the scorecard of Hershey Co.’s stock price action for the previous one week going back to the preceding one year. The stock has moved 0.49% in the last, while it has moved 8.56% in the past one month.

The stock has moved 6.64% over the past 3-months of one quarter. So far in this year, the stock has moved 12.04%, compared with a movement of 24.92% in the last 12-months.

Other than equity performance, where does Hershey Co. stand financially? The firm closed the previous quarter with cash balance of 235.03M%, bringing its total assets at the close of the quarter to $5.34B. But the firm is carrying a debt of 487.65M% and total liabilities of $4.5B.