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

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Hershey Company ( HSY ) 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 2.01%.

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 ( CZZ ) and Snyder's-Lance, Inc. ( LNCE ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HSY Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • Guggenheim Russell MidCap Equal Weight ETF ( EWRM ).

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%.



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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