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The Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)
Dividend Yield
2.20% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of The Hershey Co is 2.20%.

HSY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 3.73
Current: 2.2

1.3
3.73

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of The Hershey Co was 3.73%. The lowest was 1.30%. And the median was 2.05%.

HSY's Dividend Yieldis ranked higher than
61% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Confectioners industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. HSY: 2.20 )

The Hershey Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.44.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of The Hershey Co was 27.00. The lowest was 0.15. And the median was 0.49.

The Hershey Co's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.49.

During the past 12 months, The Hershey Co's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 10.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 7.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of The Hershey Co was 13.90% per year. The lowest was 4.10% per year. And the median was 9.50% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Definition

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

The Hershey Co Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
0.4852014-05-212014-05-232014-06-13Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4852014-02-212014-02-252014-03-14Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4852013-11-212013-11-252013-12-13Cash Dividendquarterly
0.4852013-08-212013-08-232013-09-13Cash Dividendquarterly

The Hershey Co's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=1.94/88.15
=2.20 %

Current Share Price is $88.15.
The Hershey Co's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $1.94.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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Related Terms

Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividends Per Share, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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