Hershey Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 22, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.42 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 14,
2013. 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. At the current stock
price of $88.8, the dividend yield is 1.89%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $88.8,
representing a -3.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $91.99 and
a 35.72% increase over the 52 week low of $65.43.
HSY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which
includes companies such as Cosan Limited (
) and Dean Foods Company (
). HSY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.08. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.03%, compared to an
industry average of -5.2%.
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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 (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PBJ with an increase of
22.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of HSY at 4.96%.