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    Hershey Market value ratios 2008
    Market Price of common stock at year-end 2008 = 34.74
    2008 Earning per share = 1.36
    PE(price/earning) = Market price per share/earning per share = 34.74/1.36 = 21.31
    Book value per share = stockholder's equity/# of share outstanding = 318,199/227,035 =1.401
    Market to book ratio = Market price per share/book value per share = 34.74/1.401= 24.8
    Hershey Market value ratios 2009
    Market Price of common stock at year-end 2009 = 35.79
    2009 Earning per share = 1.90
    PE(price/earning) = Market price per share/earning per share = 35.79/1.90 = 18.83
    Book value per share = stockholder's equity/# of share outstanding = 720,459/227,998 = 3.156
    Market to book ratio = Market price per share/book value per share = 35.79/3.156 = 11.340
    Tootsie Roll Market value ratios 2008
    Market Price of common stock at year-end 2008 = 24
    2008 Earning per share = 0.68
    PE(price/earning) = Market price per share/earning per share = 24/0.68 = 35.29
    Book value per share = stockholder's equity/# of share outstanding = 634,770/56,799 = 11.17
    Market to book ratio = Market price per share/book value per share = 24/11.17 = 2.05
    Tootsie Roll Market value ratios 2009
    Market Price of common stock at year-end 2009 = 23.5
    2009 Earning per share =0 .95
    PE(price/earning) = Market price per share/earning per share = 23.5/0.95 = 24.73
    Book value per share = stockholder's equity/# of share outstanding = 652485/ 56072 = 11.64
    Market to book ratio = Market price per share/book value per share = 23.5/11.64 = 2.02

    Comments the ratio analysis should include ratios for the years 2008 and 2009 and should include comparisons between Tootsie Roll and Hershey:

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