SOURCE: StockCall


June 01, 2011 09:01 ET

Equity Research on Cosan Ltd. and Hershey Co. - Confectioners Deal With High Sugar Prices

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 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.

There are several interesting pieces of news to consider around the confectioners sector. One has been the difficulties of Brazilian sugar makers. Drought seems as if it will once again negatively impact the sugar crop. While this has helped sugar prices, companies like Cosan Ltd. are also being hurt by the appreciating Brazilian real which is hurting profits by complicating the ethanol market. Cosan Ltd. research report is accessible for free by registering today at 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

Companies have been planting additional sugar cane to take advantage of the higher prices, but this added supply would not come on the market for a few years. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Confectioners industry.

On the other side of the pricing coin, companies that buy sugar as an input for their products have seen their margins dwindle. Cocoa prices have risen also. The good news for candy companies has been that demand has been relatively strong and is expected to grow alongside affluence in the emerging markets of Asia and India. Chocolate sales are anticipated to grow to $98.3 billion in 2016 from $83.2 billion in 2010, great news for companies like Hershey Co. Hershey Co. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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