Hershey Co (HSY) Stock Rating Maintained by RBC Capital; The $122.0 Target Indicates 5.98% Potential; OMNITEK ENGINEERING (OMTK) Shorts Decreased By 3.54%

OMNITEK ENGINEERING (OTCMKTS:OMTK) had a decrease of 3.54% in short interest. OMTK’s SI was 21,800 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 3.54% from 22,600 shares previously. With 8,900 avg volume, 2 days are for OMNITEK ENGINEERING (OTCMKTS:OMTK)’s short sellers to cover OMTK’s short positions. The stock increased 14.29% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.08. About 10,250 shares traded. Omnitek Engineering Corp. (OTCMKTS:OMTK) has 0.00% since December 22, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. The Hershey Company has $130 highest and $82 lowest target. $104.86’s average target is -8.91% below currents $115.12 stock price. The Hershey Company had 54 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, December 18 by Berenberg. Zacks upgraded the shares of HSY in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Sell” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $111.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 27 by UBS. The stock of The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, February 24. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Bank of America. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, August 10. Tigress Financial upgraded The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) on Wednesday, March 9 to “Buy” rating.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $24.26 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 34.38 P/E ratio. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, and mixes.

Analysts await The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $1.07 EPS, down 8.55% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.17 per share. HSY’s profit will be $225.44 million for 26.90 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.33 actual EPS reported by The Hershey Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.55% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.40% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $115.12. About 165,251 shares traded. The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) has risen 23.54% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.84% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $956.20 million activity. On Thursday, August 24 the insider HERSHEY TRUST CO TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL sold $477.05M. Another trade for 400 shares valued at $43,200 was sold by Buck Michele. Wege D Michael sold $116,490 worth of stock or 1,100 shares. $1.67 million worth of stock was sold by Idrovo Javier H on Wednesday, October 11. HERSHEY TRUST CO sold $477.05 million worth of stock or 4.50M shares.