Owners of Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $88.88 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%. The average volume for Hershey Company has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hershey Company has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.25. TheStreet Ratings rates Hershey Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Hershey Company Ratings Report now.