Hershey Company (HSY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 23, 2018

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Hershey Company ( HSY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 23, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.722 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 14, 2018. Shareholders who purchased HSY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.06% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $101.09, the dividend yield is 2.86%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $101.09, representing a -12.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $115.82 and a 13.46% increase over the 52 week low of $89.10.

HSY is a part of the Consumer Non-Durables sector, which includes companies such as J & J Snack Foods Corp. ( JJSF ) and Cosan Limited ( CZZ ). HSY's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.86. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 12.68%, compared to an industry average of .4%.

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:

  • Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF ( SPLV )
  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • iShares Core High Dividend ETF ( HDV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is HDV with an increase of 6.4% over the last 100 days. SPLV has the highest percent weighting of HSY at 0.94%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: HSY , JJSF , CZZ , SPLV , XLP , HDV

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