Hershey Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 21, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.485 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 14, 2014. Shareholders who purchased HSY stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that HSY has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $106.35,
representing a -0.75% decrease from the 52 week high of $107.15 and
a 34.38% increase over the 52 week low of $79.14.
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 $3.61. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.85%, compared to an
industry average of 10.9%.
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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 (
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPLV with an increase of
4.13% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent weighting
of HSY at 5.07%.