Hershey Company (HSY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 21, 2014
Hershey Company ( HSY ) 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 ( CZZ ) and Snyder's-Lance, Inc. ( LNCE ). 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%.
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 S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV ).
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%.