April 28, 2011 08:59 ET

Equity Research on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. -- A Tale of Two Confectioners

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Rising commodity costs, fuel prices and increased utility expenses are affecting the confectioners industry in a few different ways. Essentially, there is an agricultural and a manufacturer side to the industry - one is flourishing and the other is adjusting. Get instant analyses of Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. from live, real-time experts standing by at There is no commitment to join. is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Sign up today to find out what you are missing.

On the agricultural side of the industry, rising food costs have been a boon to sugar and ethanol producers like Brazil's Cosan Ltd. In addition to getting greater returns on crops, ethanol producers are benefitting from renewed interest in biofuels as oil prices fluctuate. Cosan Ltd. report is accessible for free by registering today at

On the manufacturer side of the industry, rising costs have not been as welcomed. In response to rising costs pressuring margins, The Hershey Company announced that it would be raising the wholesale prices of several of its products by nearly 10%. The price changes took effect March 31st, weeks ahead of the Easter holiday, where candy sales typically spike annually. Hershey is not the only confectioner raising prices, as several other confectioners announced similar price hikes in response to higher commodity costs. Hershey Co. report is accessible for free by registering today at

Moving forward, manufacturers should be able to offset increased costs via higher wholesale prices. The best growth opportunities at the moment appear to be on the agricultural side with biofuel demand improving in combination with greater returns on sugar and ethanol productions.

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