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

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Hershey Company ( HSY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 21, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.485 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 13, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HSY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HSY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $96.39, the dividend yield is 2.01%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $96.39, representing a -11.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $108.69 and a 13.21% increase over the 52 week low of $85.14.

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 $3.66. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.57%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.

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.

Interested in gaining exposure to HSY through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HSY as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ( PBJ ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of 2.45% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HSY at 4.78%.



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 , PBJ

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