As per Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY)’s news release on 2016-05-04, its shareholders will get cash dividend of $0.583 per share. The recent press release updated on the record date and payout date, which stands at 2016-05-25 and 2016-06-15, respectively.
The stock of Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) will commence trading ex-dividend from 2016-05-23, until which the shareholders are compelled to keep the holdings so as to qualify for the dividend. Evaluating the dividend distribution mode, it was noted that last year Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) disbursed $2.332 in dividend compared to distribution of $2.04, a year ago. It highlights a sharp difference in cash payouts of the two years. This shows a major deviation of 9.6078%.
The past track record of five years substantiates that the average payout of Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) stands at $1.805, implying 11.8027% growth. The company recorded earnings of $0.78 a share in the preceding fiscal.
The interim price target for Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) is set at $89.666. This level is the mean price reached by averaging the stock views of 6 analysts. All these are top brokerages of Wall Street and trail the company’s performance regularly. The best price estimate is seen at $92 and the lowest level is established at 87. This broad range highlights a standard deviation of $1.861 in reported estimates.
AlphaOne has allotted A sentiment score of 0.454 to Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) while impact score assigned is 63 as on as on 2016-07-16.
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