The Hershey Company announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.618, an 8 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.583 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on September 15, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on August 25, 2016.
Analysis of Valuation of The Hershey Co.. (Symbol HSY).
Hershey is trading above its average price/sales (P/S) range. Hershey is trading above its average historical dividend yield.
|Price 8/1/16||% Yield||5 Year Div. Growth Rate||SPS 2016||P/S Ratio||10 yr P/S Low||10 yr P/S High||5 yr max Yield %||5 yr lowest Yield %|
The Hershey Co. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge)
Explanation: Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks. Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on dividend investing and evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles