Hershey Company (HSY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 21, 2014


Hershey Company ( HSY ) 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 ( CZZ ) and Snyder's-Lance, Inc. ( LNCE ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HSY Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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Referenced Stocks: HSY , CZZ , LNCE

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