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Hershey Company - HSY

Posted on the 16 December 2011 by Divstkforcomman @DivStkForComMan
The Hershey Company, stock ticker HSY, is the sweetest producer of chocolate and sugar confectionery products. They pay a delicious 34 cent per share dividend, which is currently a tasty 2.32% dividend yield. HSY is a very reliable stock to place in you Roth IRA stock portfolio. They have a strangle hold on chocolate game and I do not foresee them every letting go. HSY's theme park is the place to go during the summer time in Pennsylvania!
Hershey's principal product groups include chocolate and confectionery products, gum and mint refreshment products, and pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings and beverages. Their diversified product line allows them to make money in every market. HSY operates as a single segment in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing various package types of chocolate and sugar confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products under more than 80 brand names. They operate in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and other international locations, such as India, Korea, Japan, the Middle East, China and the Philippines. They markets their products in 60 countries.
Come on, admit it! During economic booms and busts we love chocolate! HSY is a very well know brand throughout the world. They have been around for about 125 years old. You should have a great deal of confidence in Hershey's long term stability. HSY is directed by the Hershey Trust Company, established in 1905 by the founder Milton Hershey to oversee the school that he established for orphans. Years later the Trust took control over the chocolate company. Now ponder this, how many companies are there that are guided by a Board of Directors that are as concerned with directing both the largest residential school for needy children as well as the largest chocolate factory in the world? 
Fact: In 2002, when the Trust wished to sell its controlling interest, Pennsylvania politicians, citizens, philanthropists, and the entire city of Hershey rebelled. More than half of the Trust member's were removed. 
Fact: All of the indicators of the company are consistent and strong. For example debt/equity, PE, gross profit margin, etc, and the essential fact is that there is no ten year period that it hasn't beat the S&P and Dow!
Please click here to visit Hershey's website, as well as here to visit their Investor Relations website. Also, feel free to watch the entertaining videos below. Hershey's really is a great stock to purchase and hold forever. Collect those dividend and let your money grow year after year! Go pick up some Hershey's stock and chocolate on Monday. Have a great weekend!

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