| Hershey is engaged in the production of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery. Co.'s segments are: North America, which is responsible for Co.'s chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery market position, and its grocery and snacks market positions, in the United States and Canada; and International and Other, in which Co. has operations and manufactures product in China, Mexico, Brazil, India and Malaysia, and also distributes and sells confectionery products in export markets of Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Africa and other regions. Co.'s product offerings include chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products, gum and mint refreshment products, snack and pantry items. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of HSY's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of HSY shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like HSY versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching HSY by allowing them to research HSY shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.