2.42% Jul 31, 04:19 PM
$2.14 Paid Quarterly
52.7% EPS $4.06
4 years Since 2010
21 days Aug 21, 2014

HSY - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date Aug 21

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.5350 2014-07-24 2014-08-21 2014-08-25 2014-09-15 Regular
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HSY - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.42%

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HSY - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $2.14

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HSY - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for HSY. 12.2% 16.0% 4 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

HSY - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.8100 2013 16.0%
$1.5600 2012 13.0%

HSY - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 4 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.5350 2014-07-24 2014-08-21 2014-08-25 2014-09-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4850 2014-04-28 2014-05-21 2014-05-23 2014-06-13 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4850 2014-01-30 2014-02-21 2014-02-25 2014-03-14 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4850 2013-10-08 2013-11-21 2013-11-25 2013-12-13 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4850 2013-07-25 2013-08-21 2013-08-23 2013-09-13 Yes Regular Quarter

Hershey Company (HSY) - News

  • Before the opening bell on Thursday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these...
  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Before Thursday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before Thursday's opening bell, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these...
  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Before Tuesday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Hershey Launches New Confectionery Brand (HSY)

    Hershey Company (HSY) announced on Thursday that it is launching a new confectionery brand in the U.S. called Lancaster. Available nationwide in January of 2014, the new Lancaster brand will feature a line of soft cremes that come in three flavors: caramel, vanilla and caramel, and vanilla and raspberry. The new brand also marks a significant milestone for Hershey, since the company has not launched a new brand in the past 30 years. The name Lancaster stems from the company's history; founder Milton Hershey's original confection company was called the Lancaster Caramel Co. Commenting on the new line, Senior Vice President Sweets and Refreshment Steven Schiller noted "The launch of Lancaster Soft Cremes takes Hershey back to the early days of our founder Milton Hershey and his truly innovative spirit and desire to make great tasting, high-quality products for consumers.The Lancaster brand will delight all consumers looking for a rich and indulgent experience as they savor our new soft cremes that are rooted in our company's deep history." Hershey shares traded 2.25% higher during Thursday's session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 23.30%.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Hershey Company (HSY) currently yield 2.07% based on Thursday's closing price of $93.76 and its annual payout of $1.94. Hershey Company (HSY)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Hershey Reports Higher Profits; Beats Estimates (HSY)

    On Thursday, candy company Hershey Co (HSY) reported higher second quarter earnings, which came in above analysts' estimates. The Hershey, PA-based company posted second quarter earnings of $159.5 million, or 70 cents per share, up from $135.69 million, or 59 cents per share in the second quarter of 2012. Excluding special items, earnings were $163.61 million, or 72 cents per share. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of 71 cents per share. Revenue for the quarter was $1.51 billion, up from $1.41 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see revenue of $1.51 billion. Looking ahead, the company is expecting to see FY2013 earnings between $3.60 and $3.65 per share. Adjusted earnings are expected to be between $3.68 and $3.71. Analysts are expecting to see earnings of $3.65 per share. Hershey shares were mostly flat during Thursday morning trading. The stock is up 29% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Hershey Co (HSY) have a 1.80% yield, based on Thursday morning's price of $93.20. Hershey Co (HSY) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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