Hershey Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 21, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.535 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HSY stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 10.31% increase over the prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $91.92, the dividend yield is 2.33%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $91.92,
representing a -15.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $108.69
and a 4.6% increase over the 52 week low of $87.88.
HSY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which
includes companies such as Cosan Limited (
) and Snyder's-Lance, Inc. (
). HSY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.71. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 9.23%, compared to an
industry average of 9.2%.
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