Hershey Company (
) 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 (
) and Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
- Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF (
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%.