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Hershey Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Hershey Co. HSY, -0.30% rallied 1.14% to $182.21 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.42% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.55% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Hershey Co. closed $0.50 below its 52-week high ($182.71), which the company reached on August 17th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Nestle S.A. ADR NSRGY, +0.42% rose 1.04% to $124.20, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A MDLZ, -0.78% rose 1.12% to $60.63, and General Mills Inc. GIS, -0.54% rose 0.81% to $62.36. Trading volume (843,967) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 719,442.

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