Hershey Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 21, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.485 per share is scheduled to be paid on
December 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 same period a year ago.
At the current stock price of $96.43, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $96.43,
representing a -4.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $101.37 and
a 35.91% increase over the 52 week low of $70.95.
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 $3.45. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.48%, compared to an
industry average of -18.6%.
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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 Dynamic Consumer Staples (
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
- Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is EWRM with an increase of
12.93% over the last 100 days. PBJ has the highest percent
weighting of HSY at 5.16%.