Shares of Hershey Co.
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
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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
rose 1.04% to $124.20, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A
rose 1.12% to $60.63, and General Mills Inc.
rose 0.81% to $62.36. Trading volume (843,967) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 719,442.