SOURCE: StockCall


October 19, 2010 08:40 ET

Research on Hershey Co. and Cosan Ltd. -- The Ups and Downs of Confectioners

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the confectioners industry and has completed analytical research on Hershey Co. (NYSE: HSY) and Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

There are several interesting developments recently within the Confectioner's sector. On the production side of things, droughts in South America have pushed down sugar cane forecasts and should ultimately result in high sugar prices. Brazilian company Cosan Ltd. last month revised its 2011/12 sugar cane crush forecast downwards. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency's recent approval for an increase of the percentage of ethanol allowed in gasoline from 10% to 15%, could increase demand for sugar and further affect prices. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Cosan Ltd. at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the confectioner industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Hershey Co. and Cosan Ltd.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While this is good news for sugar companies, confectioners will be hurt by the increase. Lately, sales across the sector have risen slowly alongside the recovery of the global economy. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the confectioner industry.

Companies within the Confectioners sector like Hershey Co. have been keeping their eye on growing markets. Some companies are hiring top chocolatiers to create new higher-end products in an attempt to tap into the budding hand-crafted premium chocolate market. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Hershey Co. at

Another trend in the industry is the development of health conscious products aimed at straddling the line between food and medicine. With over 1 billion obese people worldwide, the food industry is looking to counter some of the negative sentiment beginning to be associated with it. The sector also views these people as an opportunity to create a new revenue stream. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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