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

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Hershey Company ( HSY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HSY stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.53% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $80.93, representing a -1.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.81 and a 36.18% increase over the 52 week low of $59.43.

HSY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as Cosan Limited ( CZZ ) and Dean Foods Company ( DF ). HSY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.89. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 11.99%, compared to an industry average of 7.7%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of 6.3% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HSY at 4.93%.



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: CZZ , DF , HSY , PBJ , RHS

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