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Best Confectioner Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top confectioner stocks in 2023 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best confectioner stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the confectioners industry.

Industry: Confectioners
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
HSY
HERSHEY CO
NYSE
Confectioners
$49.33B$240.531.80%$2.39B33.41x2.51
TR
TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Confectioners
$3.26B$47.260.72%$111.02M45.88x0.31
MDLZ
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
NASDAQ
Confectioners
$90.21B$66.170.39%$5.11B33.59x1.65
RMCF
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC
NASDAQ
Confectioners
$32.31M$5.17-3.36%-$838.07k-8.76x0.56

Confectioner Stocks FAQ

What are the best confectioner stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best confectioner stocks to buy right now are:

1. Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)


Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) is the top confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 51, which is 14 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 37. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Hershey Co has seen its stock return 17.5% over the past year, overperforming other confectioner stocks by 3 percentage points.

Hershey Co has an average 1 year price target of $224.58, a downside of -6.63% from Hershey Co's current stock price of $240.53.

Hershey Co stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 12 analysts covering Hershey Co, 16.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 33.33% have issued a Buy, 41.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 8.33% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR)


Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) is the second best confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 40, which is 3 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 37. It passed 14 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Tootsie Roll Industries has seen its stock return 43.78% over the past year, overperforming other confectioner stocks by 29 percentage points.

3. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is the third best confectioner stock with a Zen Score of 36, which is -1 points lower than the confectioner industry average of 37. It passed 12 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. Mondelez International has seen its stock lose -1.94% over the past year, underperforming other confectioner stocks by -16 percentage points.

Mondelez International has an average 1 year price target of $73.31, an upside of 10.79% from Mondelez International's current stock price of $66.17.

Mondelez International stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 13 analysts covering Mondelez International, 61.54% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 15.38% have issued a Buy, 23.08% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the confectioner stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 3 confectioner stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 confectioner stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) has an annual dividend yield of 2.22%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the confectioner industry average of 1.53%. Mondelez International's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Mondelez International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Mondelez International's dividend payout ratio of 74.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)


Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) has an annual dividend yield of 1.61%, which is the same as the confectioner industry average of 1.53%. Hershey Co's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Hershey Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Hershey Co's dividend payout ratio of 51.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR)


Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) has an annual dividend yield of 0.76%, which is -1 percentage points lower than the confectioner industry average of 1.53%. Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Tootsie Roll Industries's dividend payout ratio of 35% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are confectioner stocks up?

Confectioner stocks were up 1.32% in the last day, and up 6.31% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why confectioner stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued confectioner stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 2 most undervalued confectioner stocks right now are:

1. Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ)


Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is the most undervalued confectioner stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Mondelez International has a valuation score of 43, which is 18 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 25. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Mondelez International's stock has dropped -1.94% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the confectioner industry by -16 percentage points.

2. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF)


Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF) is the second most undervalued confectioner stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a valuation score of 29, which is 4 points higher than the confectioner industry average of 25. It passed 2 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's stock has dropped -39.74% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the confectioner industry by -54 percentage points.

Are confectioner stocks a good buy now?

50% of confectioner stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect confectioner stocks to fall by -2.87% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the confectioners industry?

The average P/E ratio of the confectioners industry is 33.8x.
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