Hershey Company (HSY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 21, 2013


Hershey Company ( HSY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.485 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 13, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HSY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15.48% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $94.58, the dividend yield is 2.05%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $94.58, representing a -3.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $98 and a 38.9% increase over the 52 week low of $68.09.

HSY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Cosan Limited ( CZZ ) and Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. ( TR ). HSY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.19. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.16%, compared to an industry average of 4.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HSY Dividend History page.

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 )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF ( RHS )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of 9.25% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HSY at 4.97%.

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.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CZZ , EWRM , HSY , PBJ , RHS , SPLV , TR

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