Deutsche Bank analyst Eric Katzman noted that executive changes come at an uncertain time for Hershey as the company faces soaring commodity prices for cocoa, sugar and milk -- headwinds that led it to cut costs.
Vegemite spread is among the brands the company is selling for a pretty penny.
Here are Friday's top research calls, including upgrades for Cognizant, American International and Hershey, and a downgrade for Allstate.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreats further from the elusive 20,000 milestone on Thursday.
Stocks hold lower on Thursday, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average further from its hard-to-reach 20,000 milestone.