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Company: HERSHEY CO/THE (HSY)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 168.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly168
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February0
March42
April0
May0
June42
July0
August0
September42
October0
November0
December42

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1977$ 0.04750 (4) 10.411% 310.458%3.194
1978$ 0.05104 (4) 7.455% 10.486% 310.533%3.198
1979$ 0.05625 (4) 10.203% 10.494% 310.542%3.238
1980$ 0.06250 (4) 11.111% 10.477% 310.527%3.279
1981$ 0.07292 (4) 16.669% 10.315% 310.361%3.162
1982$ 0.08333 (4) 14.285% 10.206% 310.252%3.136
1983$ 0.09167 (4) 9.998% 10.212% 310.259%3.180
1984$ 0.10333 (4) 12.728% 10.139% 310.186%3.198
1985$ 0.11875 (4) 14.921% 9.998% 310.043%3.136
1986$ 0.13000 (4) 9.473% 10.014% 310.061%3.183
1987$ 0.14500 (4) 11.538% 9.965% 310.013%3.223
1988$ 0.16500 (4) 13.793% 9.840% 39.887%3.200
1989$ 0.18500 (4) 12.121% 9.762% 39.810%3.228
1990$ 0.21000 (4) 13.514% 9.630% 39.678%3.207
1991$ 0.23500 (4) 11.905% 9.547% 39.595%3.236
1992$ 0.25750 (4) 9.574% 9.546% 39.596%3.298
1993$ 0.28500 (4) 10.680% 9.501% 39.553%3.356
1994$ 0.31250 (4) 9.649% 9.495% 39.549%3.425
1995$ 0.34250 (4) 9.600% 9.490% 39.546%3.499
1996$ 0.38000 (4) 10.949% 9.424% 49.483%3.564
1997$ 0.42000 (4) 10.526% 9.372% 49.433%3.640
1998$ 0.46000 (4) 9.524% 9.364% 49.428%3.730
1999$ 0.50000 (4) 8.696% 9.400% 49.467%3.823
2000$ 0.54000 (4) 8.000% 9.478% 49.549%3.912
2001$ 0.58250 (4) 7.870% 9.573% 49.647%4.004
2002$ 0.63000 (4) 8.155% 9.663% 49.741%4.109
2003$ 0.72250 (4) 14.683% 9.336% 49.411%4.034
2004$ 0.83500 (4) 15.571% 8.904% 48.971%3.812
2005$ 0.93000 (4) 11.377% 8.716% 48.786%3.895
2006$ 1.03000 (4) 10.753% 8.548% 48.622%4.010
2007$ 1.13500 (4) 10.194% 8.399% 48.479%4.159
2008$ 1.19000 (4) 4.846% 8.761% 48.843%4.192
2009$ 1.19000 (4)NO CHANGE 9.781% 39.825%3.143
2010$ 1.28000 (4) 7.563% 10.061% 310.108%3.224
2011$ 1.38000 (4) 7.812% 10.386% 310.436%3.319
2012$ 1.56000 (4) 13.043% 9.949% 310.001%3.396
2013$ 1.81000 (4) 16.026% 8.773% 28.796%2.264
2014$ 2.04000 (4) 12.707% 7.811% 17.818%1.275
2015$ 2.23600 (4) 9.608% 7.218% 17.222%0.863
2016$ 2.40200 (4) 7.424% 7.116% 17.121%1.042
2017$ 2.54800 (4) 6.078% 8.163% 08.163%0.000
2018$ 2.75600 (4) 8.163%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 2.75600) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$551.20
1.0%$275.60
1.5%$183.73
2.0%$137.80
2.5%$110.24
3.0%$ 91.87
3.5%$ 78.74
4.0%$ 68.90
4.5%$ 61.24
5.0%$ 55.12
5.5%$ 50.11
6.0%$ 45.93
6.5%$ 42.40
7.0%$ 39.37
7.5%$ 36.75
8.0%$ 34.45
8.5%$ 32.42
9.0%$ 30.62
9.5%$ 29.01
10.0%$ 27.56

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