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August 02, 2011 08:56 ET

Equity Research on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. - Sugar High, Mixed Bag for Confectioners

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Confectioners industry and has completed analytical research on Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ) and Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The price of sugar has shot up to recent highs, changing the landscape somewhat in the Confectioners sector. Poor weather conditions in Brazil as well as an aging crop of plants have created major concern about the size and strength of Brazil's sugar output. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Confectioners industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Confectioners industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

At the same time, the government is working to convince farmers to devote their crops more towards ethanol production instead of actual sugar in an attempt to lower fuel prices. With Brazilian output slated to fall for the first time year-over-year in half of a decade, investors should be worried about how this major change from the world's biggest sugar supplier could affect the markets. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Cosan Ltd. which is a major Brazilian producer of sugar and ethanol should benefit from the shorter supply as it gets higher prices for both of its outputs. Cosan Ltd. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Actual confectioners like Hershey Co. could be hurt on the other hand if their input costs rise and eat into margins. Regardless of this potential threat, Hershey appears to be performing very well lately. Sales volumes are rising in domestic markets and the company looks to expand abroad. Hershey Co. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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