SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

January 18, 2011 08:21 ET

Analyst Study on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. -- Confectioners Off to Strong Start in 2011

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - brings investors market knowledge on the aspects moving the confectioners stocks, and offers complete analytical research on companies like Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ) and Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY). Register with today to gain full access to our complimentary research on these confectioners stocks.

The confectioners industry is essentially divided into two parts: the cultivation of sugar cane and the production of sugar based products. Both are currently off to a strong start at the beginning of 2011. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to complimentary reports on confectioners industry; traders looking for analysis on Cosan Ltd., Hershey Co. and other players in the industry are welcomed to sign up for free at

Sugar cane cultivators, especially those unaffected by Australian flooding, are benefitting from increases in demand and price. Australian flooding significantly lowered production in the region which in turn caused slight increases in the price of sugar cane per ton. Producers in Brazil such as Cosan Ltd., for example, have benefitted from the uptick in global cane prices, and as a result, are using the extra capital to invest in a series of mergers and acquisitions in the region. Investors can register today at to download the full report on Cosan Ltd.

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On the production side of things, efforts to lower supply chain costs coupled with new product lines are turning revenues around for several companies. Capital saved in supply chain costs is also being poured into the expansion of advertising campaigns. Sales should also get a significant lift from Valentine's Day which is looking to be a boon for companies like Hershey Co. Investors can access free research on Hershey Co. now by signing up at

Moving forward, both sides of the confectioner industry are off to a good start in 2011. Sugar cane price fluctuations could alter revenues but for the time being growth appears possible for both cultivators and producers for the beginning of the year.

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