Hershey Company (HSY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 24, 2018

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Hershey Company ( HSY ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 24, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.656 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased HSY prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HSY has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $91.65, the dividend yield is 2.86%.

The previous trading day's last sale of HSY was $91.65, representing a -21.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.49 and a 2.86% 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 $4.73. Zacks Investment Research reports HSY's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 12.27%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.

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 Zacks Mid-Cap Portfolio ( CZA )
  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV )
  • iShares Core High Dividend ETF ( HDV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is CZA with an increase of 0.64% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HSY at 1.88%.

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 , CZA , XLP , SPLV , HDV

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