Hershey Co. (HSY - Get Report) is expected to report net income of $336.8 million, or $1.60 a share, on sales of $2.1 billion before the market opens on Thursday, based on a FactSet survey of 15 analysts.
In the same period a year ago. the company posted earnings of $1.55 a share on sales of $2.1 billion. It reported net income of $226.9 million.
The stock has traded flat since the company last reported earnings on July 25.
Quarterly estimates have risen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.
In the upcoming quarter, analysts are forecasting net income of $265 million, or $1.26 a share, on sales of $2 billion.
Hershey is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 24.6 based on the 12-month estimates of 16 analysts surveyed by FactSet.
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