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